Rita Ciresi

Florida, United States

Website: www.ritaciresi.com


  • Bring Back My Body to Me , Kindle, Nook, iBooks
  • Remind Me Again Why I Married You , Delacorte
  • Sometimes I Dream in Italian , Delacorte
  • Pink Slip , Delacorte
  • Blue Italian , Ecco
  • Mother Rocket , University of Georgia Press


  • State arts council grants from Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia
  • Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
  • Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize for the Novel


  • Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing at University of South Florida


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from New College
  • Master of Arts in English from University of Iowa
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Penn State

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature