August 10, 1968 |
San Francisco, California
As a book critic since 2004, Melo has reviewed books by Thomas Pynchon, William Vollmann, Colson Whitehead, and Tom Robbins, among others. Melo is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and has written about Tom Wolfe for the NBCC blog.
His fiction has appeared in Willamette Week and Gobshite Quarterly. He began his career as a playwright with two productions appearing on the Mt. Hood Community College stage in the early 1990s. He is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University.