New American Writing: Nicholas Montemarano
"Montemarano's deft storytelling and ruthless honesty ensure that this collection [If the Sky Falls] is as dark and dazzling as a mine shaft studded with diamonds." —The New York Times
Nicholas Montemarano is the author of the short story collection If the Sky Falls and the novel A Fine Place. His fiction has been published in Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, Tin House, DoubleTake, The Gettysburg Review, and others. His story "The Worst Degree of Unforgivable" received a 2003 Pushcart Prize, and he has been awarded fellowships form the National Endowment for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation.
New American Writing
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.