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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Titles At Your Library

The Longest Pregnancy
ISBN: 0930501276

Livingston Pr. 2006

Winner First Annual Tartt Short Fiction Award! ?With all the innovation of the best surrealism, and the memorable, conflicted characters of gritty realism, The Longest Pregnancy defies categorization and genre, and instead takes the reader on a journey full of beautiful surprises. A truly unique collection? ?Gina Frangello, My Sister's Continent


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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