Philip Cioffari grew up in the Bronx and received his B.A. from St. John's University and his Ph.D. from New York University. He teaches in the writing program at William Paterson University. His novels and story collections include: If Anyone Asks, Say I Died From The Heartbreaking Blues; The Bronx Kill; Catholic Boys; Dark Road, Dead End; Jesusville; and A History Of Things Lost Or Broken.
His independent movie, Love In The Age Of Dion, has won numerous film festival awards including, Best Feature Film at the Long Island International Film Expo and Best Director at the NY International Film and Video Festival. His short stories have been published widely in literary and commercial magazines and anthologies, including North American Review, Playboy, Michigan Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, Southern Humanities Review, 100% Pure Florida Fiction, Italian Americana, The Westchester Review, etc.
His plays have been produced off and off-off-Broadway at the Chelsea Playhouse, The Belmont Italian American Playhouse, American Globe Theater and American Theatre for Actors, among others. He is a member of the Playwrights/Directors Unit of the Actors Studio.