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Library continues 'Celebration of Authors'

Posted by Gail Waterhouse  April 13, 2010 10:00 AM

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The following is a press release from Melrose Public Library:

The Melrose Public Library’s “A Celebration of Authors” series continues in May featuring local author Roland Merullo.

Merullo is the critically acclaimed author of seven novels, including Leaving Losapas,  A Russian Requiem, currently optioned for film rights by John Turturro, Revere Beach Boulevard, finalist for the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Prize, In Revere in Those Days, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, Golfing With God, and A Little Love Story. His memoir, Revere Beach Elegy, won the 2000 Massachusetts Book Award for Non-Fiction.

Roland Merullo was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1953, and brought up in Revere, MA, a working-class Italian American community five miles from downtown Boston. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, in 1971, and Brown University in 1975, where he also earned a Master’s in Russian Language and Literature the following year. At various points in his life, he has worked in a parking garage, worked for the United States Information Agency in the former Soviet Union, served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia, worked as a carpenter, and taught creative writing and literature at Bennington and Amherst Colleges.  He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

The public is cordially invited to attend this special library event on Friday, May 7th at 7 pm.  Refreshments will be lovingly provided by the library staff and area restaurants.

“A Celebration of Authors” is supported in part by a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and the Melrose Public Library.

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