New American Writing: Nicholas Montemarano

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

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.