Anne Calcagno

About Anne Calcagno

Anne Calcagno was raised in Milan and Rome and is both bilingual and a dual national. She came to the US to attend Williams College, and remained. She now lives in Chicago, where she is an assistant professor of English at DePaul University. For her short story collection, Pray for Yourself, variously set in Italy and the US, she won the James D. Phelan Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and two Illinois Arts Council awards. She is currently at work on a novel about Italy and Eritrea during WW II. Her travel writing has appeared in The New York Times.


ItalyFunny, heart-wrenching, and smart, these tales show ancient Italy to be always new, while modern Italy still speaks the old truths of the heart. Notable authors include: Frances Mayes, Tim Parks, Matthew Spender, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Gary Paul Nabhan, and Mary Taylor Simeti.

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