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Christopher Castellani

October 19, Copley Square
Christopher Castellani is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels All This Talk of Love, which was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award, The Saint of Lost Things, and A Kiss from Maddalena, which received a Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. His book of essays on point of view, The Art of Perspective, was published by Graywolf in 2016 as part of their prestigious "Art Of..." series. Castellani works as artistic director of GrubStreet, and he is on the faculty of the MFA program at Warren Wilson and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and he is a winner of the Barnes & Noble/Poets & Writers "Writer for Writers" Award in recognition of his contributions to the literary community. Castellani’s latest novel, Leading Men, was called by the New York Times “a kind of poem in praise of pleasure.”