Nicholas Montemarano is the author of two novels, The Book of Why (2013) and A Fine Place (2002), and a short story collection, If the Sky Falls (2005). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, Tin House, The Southern Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review, and many other publications. His fiction has been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize (2003) and cited as distinguished stories of the year in The Best American Short Stories for 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2006. He has published memoir pieces in The Washington Post Magazine and DoubleTake. He is the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts (2002), the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (2005), The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
B.A. Fairfield University
M.A. Binghamton University
M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Fine Place (Context Books, 2002)
Esquire, Zoetope: All-Story, Tin House, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, AGNI, The Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Land-Grant College Review, The Massachusetts Review, Fence, The Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Crazyhorse, Post Road, and The Pushcart Prize XXVII.
Public readings: UCLA (Hammer Museum), Bennington College, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, University of San Francisco, University of Cincinnati, College of New Jersey, Middlebury College, The New School, Fordham University, Queens College, NYU.