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Nicholas Montemarano

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Nicholas Montemarano is the author of the novels The Book of Why and A Fine Place and the short story collection If the Sky Falls. His third novel, The Senator's Children, was recently published by Tin House Books. His stories have appeared in Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, Tin House, DoubleTake, and many others, and have been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize and honored in The Best American Short Stories four times. He has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, the PA Council on the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He grew up in Queens and now lives in Lancaster, PA, where he is Professor of English at Franklin & Marshall College.

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The Book of Why

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The Senator's Children

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If the Sky Falls: Stories

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A Fine Place

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“I like it when it's sunny, when it rains, when it snows. I like it when it gets dark early, when it stays light late. There's something beautiful about every moment of every day. All you have to do is make the decision to see the positive, to filter the world.”
Nicholas Montemarano, The Book of Why

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“All of writing is a huge lake. There are great rivers that feed the lake, like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. And then there are mere trickles, like Jean Rhys. All that matters is feeding the lake. I don't matter. The lake matters. You must keep feeding the lake.”
Jean Rhys

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

“As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split.”
kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

“The greatest benefit we owe to the artist, whether painter, poet, or novelist, is the extension of our sympathies.... Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellow-men beyond the bounds of our personal lot.”
George Eliot




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