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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anne Calcagno  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: in San Diego, California


Illinois Connection

Anne resides in Chicago and teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute.

Biographical and Professional Information

A dual national, Italian and American, Calcagno is Editor of Travelers Tales: Italy (Travelers Tales, 1998, 2001) which won Foreward’s Silver Medal for Best Travel Book of the Year. She wrote the preface to Travelers Tales: Tuscany. Her nonfiction and travel writing have appeared in The New York Times. the Italian American Historical Society, New City, The Saudi Gazette, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Tribune and In The Middle of The Middle West.

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-- San Francisco Foundation Phelan Literary Award; National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowships; Foreward's Silver Medal for Best Travel Book of the Year.