Faculty Writer: A Reading with Nicholas Montemarano

September 29 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

633 College Avenue

 Nicholas Montemarano was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens. His first memoir, If There Are Any Heavens, was just published by Persea Books. He is the author of three novels, The Senator’s Children (2017), The Book of Why (2013) and A Fine Place (2002). His short story collection, If the Sky Falls (2005), was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. His stories have been published in Esquire, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, and many other magazines. His fiction has won a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He is the Alumni Professor of Creative Writing and Belles Lettres at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where he lives with his wife and son.
If There Are Any Heavens is a work of cultural criticism, poetry, memoir, and elegy; a vital book of our times, and an impossibly beautiful reckoning. Montemarano refuses to allow the millions lost to a pandemic (and a culture of negligence) to remain anonymous, instead rendering the acute weight of loss, and the vibrancy of personhood, in astonishing detail.”—T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls