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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anne Calcagno  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in San Diego, California

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Illinois Connection

Anne resides in Chicago and teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute.

Biographical and Professional Information

A dual national, Italian and American, Calcagno is Editor of Travelers Tales: Italy (Travelers Tales, 1998, 2001) which won Foreward’s Silver Medal for Best Travel Book of the Year. She wrote the preface to Travelers Tales: Tuscany. Her nonfiction and travel writing have appeared in The New York Times. the Italian American Historical Society, New City, The Saudi Gazette, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Tribune and In The Middle of The Middle West.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Pray for yourself and other stories /
ISBN: 0810150034. OCLC Number:

TriQuarterly Books,. Evanston, Ill. :. 1993.

Italy :
ISBN: 1885211163. OCLC Number:

Travelers' Tales, Inc.,. San Francisco, CA :. ©1998.

Collects stories of travels in Italy by such authors as Tim Parks, Frances Mayes, Matthew Spender, Stanley Crouch, and Mary Taylor Simeti.

Travelers' Tales Tuscany :
ISBN: 1885211686. OCLC Number:

Travelers' Tales,. San Francisco, Calif. :. ©2002.

Essays by well-known travel writers--including Frances Mayes, Jan Morris, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, and Ferenc MbtT--guide readers through the beautiful, sun-baked hills of Tuscany in search of friendly locals, breathtaking scenery, scrumptious dining, and award-winning wine. Original.

Italy :
ISBN: 1885211724. OCLC Number:

Travelers' Tales ;. San Francisco :. ©2001.

Love like a dog /
ISBN: 1452834989. OCLC Number:

CreateSpace,. Charleston, S.C. :. ©2010.

"Set in contemporary Chicago, it is the harrowing story of Dirk, a young motherless man desperate for his self-centered father's approval. A rescued pit bull alters their lives irrevocably, embroiling them in the terrible misuses to which the breed is prey. As Dirk's father grows increasingly entangled in criminal activity, Dirk must quickly come to terms with a series of legal and moral crises and determine for himself what it truly means to be a man."--Page 4 of cover.


San Francisco Foundation Phelan Literary Award

National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowships

Foreward's Silver Medal for Best Travel Book of the Year.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

, contact literary agency Jean Naggar Literary Agency 216 East 75th Street New York, New York 10021