Louise DeSalvo


Born
in The United States
September 27, 1942

Died
October 31, 2018


Louise A. DeSalvo (born 1942) is an American writer, editor, professor, and lecturer who currently lives in New Jersey. Much of her work focuses on Italian-American culture, though she is also a renowned Virginia Woolf scholar.

DeSalvo and her husband raised their children in Teaneck, New Jersey before moving to Montclair to be closer to their grandchildren.

She also teaches memoir writing as a part of CUNY Hunter College's MFA Program in Creative Writing.

DeSalvo's publications include the memoir, Vertigo, which received the Gay Talese award and was also a finalist for Italy's Primo Acerbi prize for literature; Crazy in the Kitchen: Food, Feuds, and Forgiveness in an Italian American Family, which was named a Booksense Book of the Year for 20
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Writing as a Way of Healing...

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The Art of Slow Writing: Re...

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Crazy in the Kitchen: Food,...

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Vertigo: A Memoir

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Virginia Woolf:  The Impact...

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On Moving: A Writer's Medit...

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3.81 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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A Green and Mortal Sound: S...

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Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir of...

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“Through our reading we can travel to other times and other places, into other peoples minds and hearts and souls: it is a transcendent experience.”
Louise A. DeSalvo, Writing As A Way Of Healing: How Telling Stories Transforms Our Lives

“Trying to work too quickly, trying to work in too polished a way too quickly, expecting clarity too soon, can set us up for failure.”
Louise DeSalvo, The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity

“The three books I wrote by hand and with a typewriter took less time than the ones I’ve written using a computer.”
Louise DeSalvo, The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity

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