Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the novel Glory Days (University of Nebraska Press, fall 2017) and the short story collection The Longest Pregnancy (Livingston Press). Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in more than forty literary journals and anthologies from Shenandoah and The Massachusetts Review to storySouth, and Notre Dame Review. She has been a finalist for awards from Glimmer Train on multiple occasions, twice nominated for Pushcart Awards, and was the winner of the Sam Adams/Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest. She teaches classes on the art and craft of writing at the Lafayette Writers’ Studio in Lafayette, Indiana. 


Interviews and podcasts with Melissa

The Rumpus "Living in the Realm of the Subconscious: Talking with Melissa Fraterrigo" by Christine Sneed

The Review Review by Tanya Perkins

Fiction Writers Review "Hard Truths from Vulnerable Places," by Melissa Scholes Young

Heavy Feather Review "Genuine and True: An Interview with Melissa Fraterrigo" with Erin Flanagan

Eco-Fiction Interview with Melissa Fraterrigo by Sheryl Johnston

The Other Stories Podcast with Illana Masad 

NET Nebraska Public Radio "All About Books" with Pat Leach

KCUR 89.3 Kansas City NPR - Central Standard

WFYI Indianapolis NPR- "The Art of the Matter" with Sharon Gamble

Write the Book Podcast with Shelagh Connor Shapiro

Rain Taxi "How People Become Ghosts" by Steven Wingate