Salvatore Scibona (born 2 June 1975) is an American novelist and short-story writer. He has won awards for both his novels and short stories, and was selected in 2010 as one of The New Yorker "Fiction Writers to Watch: 20 under 40".
Early life and education
Salvatore Scibona was born in 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio to an ethnic Italian family. He was influenced by having his extended family nearby as he was growing up, including his four grandparents, from whom he heard many stories.
He graduated from St. John's College in 1997 and published an essay about his experience there in The New Yorker. Scibona earned an M.F.A. in 1999 at the Iowa Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. The following year he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, using it to travel to Italy for research for his first novel, published as The End (2009).
Scibona always wanted to be a writer. He has written both a novel and short stories, the latter published in Threepenny Review, Best New American Voices 2004, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize, and similar literary venues.
His work in both forms has been recognized by major awards, in addition to earning recognition as an emerging writer and fellowships. He was named one of "20 under 40" notable authors by The New Yorker in 2010.
From 2004 through 2013 he administered the writing fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he is now Program Director. He currently teaches at Wesleyan University.
- "The Kid", The New Yorker, June 14, 2010
- "The Woman Who Lived In The House", A Public Space, Summer 2010
- "The Hidden Person", Harper's Magazine, January2013
- "The Tremendous Machine", Harper's Magazine, September, 2015
- "Think Like A Fish" The New York Times June 27, 2009
- "Where I Learned to Read", The New Yorker, June 13, 2011
- John Kulka, John Casey, Natalie Danford, eds. (2004). Best New American Voices. Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-15-600722-1.
- Bill Henderson, ed. (2004). The Pushcart Prize XXIX. W. W. Norton & Company Limited. ISBN 978-1-888889-39-0.
- Laura Furman, ed. (2012). The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Anchor. ISBN 978-0307947888.
- 2010, selected by The New Yorker for "20 under 40: Fiction Writers to Watch"
- 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2009 Whiting Award
- 2009 Norman Mailer Cape Cod Writing Award 
- 2008 National Book Award finalist, for The End
- 2009 Young Lions Fiction Award from the New York Public Library
- The EndNovel.com, Graywolf Press
- The EndNovel.com
- "Salvatore Scibona Wins Writing Award", Norman Mailer Society
- "2008 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction: Salvatore Scibona"
- "Salvatore Scibona's THE END wins the Young Lions Fiction Award", Graywolf Press, 17 Mar 2009
- Profile at The Whiting Foundation
- Interview: "Salvatore Scibona Brings Us to The End", Meeting House: A Journal of New England Literature and Arts, 28 Jul 2008
- Salvatore Scibona, "The End website", Graywolf Press
- "Interview with Salvatore Scibona, The End", Fiction Writers Review
- Antonio Pagliaro interviews Salvatore Scibona (in Italian) 21 arte cultura società magazine, 2011