Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Melissa Fraterrigo  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Hammond, Indiana

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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.

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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

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