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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.


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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Italy :
ISBN: 1885211163. OCLC Number: 40155370

Travelers' Tales, Inc.,. .

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

Italy :
ISBN: 1885211724. OCLC Number: 46959352

Travelers' Tales ;. .

Love like a dog /
ISBN: 1452834989. OCLC Number: 647290612

CreateSpace,. .

"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.

Pray for yourself and other stories /
ISBN: 0810150034. OCLC Number: 28633692

TriQuarterly Books,. .

Travelers' Tales Tuscany :
ISBN: 1885211686. OCLC Number: 46975176

Travelers' Tales,. .

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.