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.
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
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.
- The Irish Times, Escape From East Prussia
- The Independent (UK) review of The Flight
- Financial Times “The War Room” http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/327918e4-3563-11e0-aa6c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1EHYut8eX
- Bryan Malessa, "Once Was King: An interview with Greg LeMond"