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Michele Morano

Born: in Poughkeepsie, New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Morano lives in Chicago.

Biography: 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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michele Morano on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Grammar lessons :
ISBN: 158729530X OCLC: 297115850

University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA : ©2007.

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.