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Author Bio

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 for Gotham Writers in NYC. His novels include: Night And Its Longings; If Anyone Asks, Say I Died From The Heartbreaking Blues; The Bronx Kill; Catholic Boys; Dark Road, Dead End; Jesusville; and the award-winning story collection, 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, AMichigan 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 Chain Theatre, 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.