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ABOUT PHILIP CIOFFARI

 

Philip Cioffari grew up in the Bronx and received his B.A. from St. John’s University and his Ph.D. in English from New York University. He teaches in the writing program at William Paterson University.

 

His most recent novel is JESUSVILLE (May 2011). Previous works of fiction include: a collection of short stories, A HISTORY OF THINGS LOST OR BROKEN, and the novel, CATHOLIC BOYS, published by Livingston Press. He is the winner of the Tartt Fiction Prize, the D.H. Lawrence Prize, and the New Voices award.

 

His independent movie, the feature-length film LOVE IN THE AGE OF DION, which he wrote and directed, has won numerous film festival awards, including Best Feature Film at the Long Island International Film Expo.  

 

His short stories have been published widely in literary and commercial magazines and anthologies  including Playboy, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly, Northwest Review, Bayou, Italian Americana, 100% Pure Florida Fiction, Men of Our TimeSouthern Humanities Review, etc.

 

His plays have been produced OFF and OFF-OFF Broadway at the Chelsea Playhouse, the Belmont Italian American Playhouse, American Globe Theatre and American Theatre for Actors, among others.