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General Information

Name:  Michele Morano  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Poughkeepsie, New York

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Illinois Connection

Morano lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michele Morano holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. She lives in Chicago, where she is Associate Professor of English at DePaul University.


John Guyon Prize for Literary Non-Fiction from Crab Orchard Review

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Grammar lessons :
ISBN: 158729530X. OCLC Number: 297115850

University of Iowa Press,. .

In the thirteen personal essays in Grammar Lessons, Michele Morano connects the rules of grammar to the stories we tell to help us understand our worlds. Living and traveling in Spain during a year of teaching English to university students, she learned to translate and interpret her past and present worlds - to study the surprising moments of communication - as a way to make sense of language and meaning, longing and memory.