Melissa Fraterrigo

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General Information

Name: Melissa Fraterrigo

Pen Name: None

Born: in Hammond, Indiana



Illinois Connection

Fraterrigo is a life long resident of Illinois. She currently resides in Evergreen Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fraterrigo is a graduate of Bowling Green State University’s MFA program in creative writing.

Published Works

  • The Longest Pregnancy, Swallows Tale Press, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Nominated, Fountain Award, Speculative Literature Foundation Spring 2004

Pushcart Award Nomination for The Shark Swimmers by Arts and Letters, Winter 2002

Winner of the Charles B. Wood Award for Distinguished Writing from Carolina Quarterly

Tartt First Fiction Award Publication March 2006

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Melissa Fraterrigo on WorldCat

Melissa Fraterrigo on Amazon


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