Gina Frangello is the author of four books — Every Kind of Wanting, A Life In Men, Slut Lullabies (a ForeWard Magazine Best Book of 2010), and My Sister’s Continent (named one of the Best Books of the Year by Las Vegas Weekly) — and editor of the acclaimed anthology Falling Backward: Stories of Fathers and Daughters. She has published dozens of stories, essays, and works of literary criticism in The Chicago Tribune, Best of the Midwest, Prairie Schooner, and others, which has resulted in her receiving the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award in 2005 and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose in 2002. She is also a founding editor and publisher of Other Voices Books, an award-winning literary press based in Chicago, and serves as the Sunday editor of The Rumpus and as the literary editor of The Nervous Breakdown. Gina has been a regular faculty member in the MFA programs at both Northwestern and Columbia. She is faculty editor of The Coachella Review at UC Riverside Palm Desert.BOOKMARK
Killing the Monstrous Mother
Gina Frangello reviews Adrienne Brodeur’s memoir about her glamorous but flawed mother.
Small-Town Tragedy, Big-Time Resentments
With subtlety, Susan Henderson attempts to understand, deconstruct, and empathize with small-town America.