Christopher Castellani '94
Christopher Castellani '94 gave a reading on campus this month from his latest novel, All This Talk of Love. He is currently teaching the College's Advanced Fiction Workshop. Read more about the reading in the Daily Gazette.
Castellani is the son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Del. He currently resides in Boston, where he is the artistic director of Grub Street, one of the country's leading non-profit creative writing centers. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels, A Kiss from Maddalena (Algonquin Books, 2003), the winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in 2004, and The Saint of Lost Things (Algonquin Books, 2005), which was long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2006.
In addition to his work with Grub Street, Castellani is on the faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA program and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. He earned a B.A. from Swarthmore, an M.A. in English literature from Tufts University, and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University.