Olivia Kate Cerrone

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 10/22/2014

Olivia Kate Cerrone’s Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction recently won the Crab Orchard Review's 2016 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. Her short stories have appeared in various literary journals, including New South, the Berkeley Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, War, Literature and the Arts,JMWWWord Riot and Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program. She is at work on a novel.


She is a regular contributor to The Rumpus. Her reviews, essays, author interviews and Op-Eds have appeared or are forthcoming in The Jerusalem PostEngaging PeaceWeird Sister, Kestrel and elsewhere.


She serves as an assistant editor for CONSEQUENCE Magazine, and as a writing mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. In addition to her work as a college writing professor, she also leads creative writing workshops for refugees to help them process the trauma of migration and displacement in Boston, MA.


Cerrone earned an MFA in fiction from New York University and a BFA from the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College.

Website: http://www.oliviacerrone.com/

Twitter Username: @OliviaKCerrone


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from New York University (December 2009)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College (December 2005)

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