Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: Highland Park, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAdria Bernardi grew up in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. In 1989 she received her M. A. from the University of Chicago, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Italian Literature.
Biographical and Professional InformationAdria Bernardi is the author of two novels, Openwork and The Day Laid on the Altar, which was awarded the 1999 Bakeless Prize by Andrea Barrett, and a collection of short stories, In the Gathering Woods, which was awarded the 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize by the late Frank Conroy. Her translation of the work of the Italian poet Raffaello Baldini, Small Talk, was published in 2009 by Gradiva Publications. She was awarded the 2007 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship by the America Academy of Poets to complete this work. Her translation of the poetry of Rinaldo Caddeo was published under the title Sirens’ Song. She has also translated Adventures in Africa by Gianni Celati and Abandoned Places by Tonino Guerra. She is the author of an oral history, Houses with Names: The Italian Immigrants of Highwood, Illinois. Bernardi has taught fiction writing at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. She lives in Nashville, Tenn.
*''Dead Meander'', Kore Press, October 1, 2012 (Cover art is by Ann Worthing) *''Houses with Names: The Italian Immigrants of Highwood, Illinois '', University of Illinois Press, 1989 *''In the Gathering Woods'', University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002 *''Openwork: A Novel'', Southern Methodist University Press, 2007 *''The Day Laid on the Altar'', Plume, 2001 *"Benefit Street", University of Alabama, 2022