Laura Marello’s first novel Claiming Kin (Guernica Editions 2010) was a finalist for the Paterson Prize in Fiction. Her second novel, Tenants of the Hotel Biron (Guernica Editions 2012) was given a bilingual staged reading at the Gallerie Ivana Gavardie in Paris the fall of its release. Her third novel, Maniac Drifter was released from Guernica Editions on August 1st 2016.Tailwinds Press published Marello’s The Gender of Inanimate Objects and Other Stories in 2015; it was shorlisted for the Saroyan Prize from Stanford University Library. Marello’s poetry chapbook Balzac’s Robe was the second finalist for the Finishing Line Press New Women Writers Award (Finishing Line Press 2016).
Laura Marello has written twelve books. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and a Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship. She has benefited from residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay, Montalvo and Djerassi.
Claiming Kin (Guernica 2009), was nominated for the PEN/Bingham Award.
On Monday, April 26th, 1937, the bells of Santa Maria tolled, warning of the inhumane aerial raid that would reduce the Spanish city of Guernica into ruins. Men, women, children and animals were destroyed under the weight of the fiery nationalist bombs...