Join us for an evening of discussion about the craft of fiction. We welcome back Jon Pineda, a favorite Fountain guest. And we welcome Nicholas Montemarano for the first time. Please give him a warm welcome to the Fountain Family
Nicholas Montemarano was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens. His third novel, The Senator's Children, will be published on November 7, 2017. His previous novels are The Book of Why and A Fine Place. His short story collection, If the Sky Falls, was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. His stories have been published in Esquire, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, and many other magazines. His fiction has won a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He is Professor of English at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where he lives with his wife and son.
Jon Pineda is a poet, memoirist, and novelist living in Virginia. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, and elsewhere. His memoir, Sleep in Me, was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and his novel Apology was the winner of the 2013 Milkweed National Fiction Prize. The author of three poetry collections, he teaches in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte and is a member of the creative writing faculty of University of Mary Washington.