Christopher Castellani
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Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani’s fourth novel, Leading Men, for which he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, was published by Viking in February 2019. The novel received a rave review from Dwight Garner in the New York Times, where it was an Editors' Choice; it received similarly positive reviews from People, Entertainment Weekly, Interview, and The Washington Post, among other outlets. He is also the author of three other novels: All This Talk of Love (2013) -- a New York Times Editors' Choice -- A Kiss from Maddalena (2003) -- winner of the Massachusetts Book Award -- and The Saint of Lost Things (2005). His book of essays on point of view in fiction, The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, was published by Graywolf in 2016. The son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware, Christopher now lives in Boston, where he works as artistic director of Grub Street, one of the country's leading independent creative writing centers. He is on the faculty of the Warren Wilson College Low-Residency MFA program and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He has been recently awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the St. Botolph Club. In 2013, he won the Barnes & Noble/Poets & Writers "Writer for Writers" Award in recognition of his contributions to the literary community. Christopher was educated at Swarthmore College, received his Masters in English Literature from Tufts University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University.
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