Bryan Malessa

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Bryan Joachim Malessa (born May 16, 1964 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio) is an American novelist. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA), the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College, Dublin, and College of the Redwoods (CR). (MPhil). He lives in greater Los Angeles.

Novels[edit]

The Flight[edit]

In reviewing The Flight (Harper Perennial), set on the Eastern Front (World War II), The Irish Times stated "With this story...Bryan Malessa joins the ranks of [Nobel Laureate] Günter Grass, Rachel Seiffert and others in taking on the major preoccupations of post-war German literature...and the role of literature in history and memory."

The War Room[edit]

In Financial Times, Mark Simpson wrote "Billed as 'an epic investigation into America's underbelly,' The War Room has a Catcher in the Rye quality to it, but without the toxicity."

Other works[edit]

His story "Looking Out For Hope" (Voices of the Xiled, Doubleday, 1994) in memory of Raymond Carver was made into a short film directed by Phil Harder and scored by the rock band Low.

He is also editor of Re/mapping the Occident (University of California, 1995) and a journalist whose best-known piece is a widely cited career retrospective interview “Once Was King” with World Champion and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond.

Sources[edit]

  • The Irish Times, Escape From East Prussia

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2007/0407/1175720887682.html

  • The Independent (UK) review of The Flight

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