Marisa Matarazzo

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Marisa Matarazzo is an American author from Los Angeles, California.[1] She is best known for her collection of interconnected short stories, Drenched,[2] published by Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint.[3] She is the daughter of abstract artist Francine Matarazzo and John H. Schumann, a professor and researcher of Applied Linguistics.[4] She earned her BA from Yale, where she received the Wallace Prize for fiction writing, and the Arthur Willis Colton Scholarship. She was a two-time recipient of the Elmore A. Willets Prize for fiction. Earning her MFA from UC Irvine, she was the recipient of the Dorothy and Donald Strauss Endowed Thesis Fellowship.

Matarazzo's works have been published in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters,[5] and several other literary journals,[6] and she has taught at UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Her work has also been performed by WordTheatre.[7]

She is an Assistant Professor in the MFA Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles and is currently[when?] at work on a novel.

Her half-brother (from her mother's first marriage to Gregory Peck's son Stephen Peck) is actor Ethan Peck.


  • Drenched:Stories of Love and Other Deliriums (2010) ISBN 1593762712
  • Unstuck Volume 1 (2011) ISBN 9780983975106


Further reading: book reviews[edit]