Spring 2011, #17

#17 Contributors

Michael Brodsky is the author of several books of fiction that investigate the philosophical experience of His latest novels are We Can Report Them (1999) and the vastly expanded version of Detour (2003). His other short story collections and novels, most available through Four Walls Eight Windows, include: Limit Point (2007), Southernmost And Other Stories (1996), *** (1994), Three Goat Songs (1991), Dyad (1989), X In Paris (1988), XMAN (1987), Circuits (1985), Project (1982), Wedding Feast and Two Novellas (1981) and Detour (1977).

John Domini has published in Paris Review, the New York Times, and many other places.  Emerging Writers Network called his Naples novels from '07 and '08, Earthquake I.D. and A Tomb on the Periphery, "back-to-back stunners."  Tomb was also cited at the London Book Festival among "the best of international publishing," and Earthquake, in Italian translation, was runner-up for the Rea prize.  Visit his site at www.johndomini.com

Jeffrey Greene is the author of the memoir French Spirits and two nature books including The Golden-Bristled Boar, forthcoming in March 2010.  He has also published four collections of poetry, most recently Beautiful Monsters (Pecan Grove Press, 2010

Jacqueline Kolosov's second poetry collection is Modigliani's Muse (TurningPoint, 2009), and her latest young adult novel is A Sweet Disorder (Hyperion, 2009). She has new poetry and prose in Water~stone Review, The Missouri Review, Poetry East, and in several anthologies including Dogs Singing (Salmon Press, 2010).

Linda Lappin is an  American writer and translator living in Italy.  Her first novel, The Etruscan (Wynkin deWorde, 2004) was runner up in fiction at the New York  Festival of Books.  Her second novel, Katherine’s Wish, (Wordcraft of Oregon 2008) dealing with the life of Katherine Mansfield, was finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award and gold medal winner in the IPPY Award in historical fiction. She conducts writers workshops in Italy for the Centro Pokkoli. Her sites are: www.lindalappin.net  and  www.pokkoli.org

Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Switzerland, author of three memoirs, and recently One Year to a Writing Life, directs the Geneva Writers Group and Conferences. Visit her at www.susantiberghien.com

Russell Scott Valentino is a translator and scholar based in Iowa City, Iowa. He has published eight books and numerous essays and short translations of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from Italian, Croatian, and Russian. He is the publisher of Autumn Hill Books and Editor of The Iowa Review. He is also the recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship for the translation of "Conversations with Filip the Seagull in this Corner of Paradise," by Ligio Zanini.

Deborah Woodard’s most recent books are Hunter Mnemonics, illustrated by visual artist Heide Hinrichs, and The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems 1953-1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009), her translations from the Italian of Amelia Rosselli. Visit her website at www.deborahwoodard.com