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Name:  Tina DeRosa  

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Born: 1944 in Chicago, Illinois


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ANTOINETTE "TINA" DE ROSA was born in Chicago in 1944. She was raised in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood, which often figured in her writing. Paper Fish, first published in 1980 and then republished by the Feminist Press, received the Illinois Arts Council Award for a manuscript-in-progress and was nominated for the Carl Sandburg Award.

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-- 1995 Jaffe Foundation Award for Paper Fish.