Olivia Kate Cerrone
Olivia Kate Cerrone’s historical novella, The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press, 2017), about the child miners of Sicily, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a well-crafted and affecting literary tale.” SPD Books also listed The Hunger Saint as a Fiction Bestseller for May & June 2017. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, New South, the Berkeley Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, War, Literature and the Arts, JMWW, Word Riot, Paterson Literary Review and elsewhere.
Cerrone is the recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Starry Night Retreat, Gloucester Writers Center , Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Noepe Center Residency, Art Farm and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, where she was awarded a “Distinguished Fellowship” from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a member of the PEN American Center. Cerrone earned an MFA in fiction from New York University and a BFA from the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College.