The Writer's Voice-Valerie Fioravanti
From Jeff Layne
Fiction Author, Faculty for UCLA Writers' Extension
Valerie Fioravanti’s first book, “Garbage Night at the Opera,” is a collection of interlacing short stories that cover 30 years of an extended family’s life in working-class Brooklyn. Regarding this book, the San Francisco Book Reviewnoted, ““Her characters are real and unapologetic. Her backdrop of Brooklyn…is vivid, with language that is accessible and street-wise as well as poetically spot on.” In this presentation, Ms. Fioravanti reads the first story from the book. She earned degrees from New Mexico State University and the New School in New York City. She was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for studies in Italy.
Recorded: September 22, 2016