An Interview with Tony Ardizzone
Tony Ardizzone was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago and is the author of eight books of fiction. His most recent work includes the novel The Whale Chaser and an interconnected story collection set in Rome, By the Fountain of the Four Rivers. He has also written the novels In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu, Heart of the Order, and In the Name of the Father, as well as the story collections Larabi's Ox: Stories of Morocco, Taking It Home: Stories from the Neighborhood, and The Evening News. Ardizzone's writing has been awarded the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Fiction, the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Pushcart Prize, the Virginia Prize for Fiction, the Milkweed Editions National Fiction Prize, the Bruno Arcudi Literature Prize, the Lawrence Foundation Award, as well as two individual artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Italian-American novelists; Immigration; Internment
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