Louise DeSalvo





Louise DeSalvo


Born
September 27, 1942


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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The Letters of Vita Sackvil...

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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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3.87 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Virginia Woolf:  The Impact...

3.77 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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On Moving: A Writer's Medit...

3.63 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Adultery

3.69 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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A Green and Mortal Sound: S...

4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2001
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Conceived with Malice

4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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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 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

“Let’s imagine how we might grow as writers if we work in a slow writing way rather than rushing through our work trying to accumulate a pile of pages. Just imagine what we might gain from being writers who move slowly through our work and slowly through our lives.”
Louise DeSalvo, The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity

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