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NOW! (May 2019!)

Used to think I'm only as good as my last book. Tonight I'm thinking, only as good as the project working on now. 

 

So this May 2019, the book completed, working on the documentary about Semmelweis with Ben Travers, a pleasure. So different, I find, the visual representation as opposed to the book. Book like a solid glacier. Film like a swirling sea.

Cover image THE LITTLE SAILOR. The author at age 5

Anthony Valerio is an author, editor and teacher. He was a book editor in major publishing houses, including McGraw-Hill. His stories have appeared in The Paris Review and in anthologies published by The Viking Press and Random House. He is the author of TEN books of fiction and nonfiction, including the cult classics The Mediterranean Runs Through Brooklyn and Valentino and the Great Italians. His bestselling BART: A Life of A. Bartlett Giamatti was praised by Larry King "A wonderful read." His latest work is SEMMELWEIS, THE WOMEN'S DOCTOR: Ignaz Semmelweis

Anthony Valerio taught at New York University, the City University of New York, Wesleyan University and he’s going to start two semesters at a consortium of universities in Bologna, Italy. He lectures widely in the United States and Europe and has been a fiction judge at PEN and The Authors Guild.
His website can be found here.

About Anthony Valerio’s work his friend and legendary children’s book author Shel Silvertein said:

"He knows his craft: he gets in, tells his story and gets out. It’s what good writing should be."