Christopher Castellani

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Christopher Castellani is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels, A Kiss from Magdalena, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in 2004; The Saint of Lost Things, a BookSense (IndieBound) Notable Book; and All This Talk of Love, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award. The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, a collection of essays on point of view in fiction, was published in 2016 by Graywolf Press. He has recently completed a new novel, Leading Men, for which he received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Leading Men will be published in February 2019 by Viking Penguin. The son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware, Christopher lives in Boston, where he is the artistic director of Grub Street. He’s also on the faculty and academic board of the Warren Wilson MFA program and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Christopher was educated at Swarthmore College, received his Master’s in English Literature from Tufts University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University.

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