Nick Ripatrazone

Writer

Nick Ripatrazone’s newest book, Good People, a collection of short stories, is now available from Foxhead Books. "Wildly diverse and with stunning emotional range, these are fascinating stories that can alternately chill, entertain, and break one's heart.” -- Ron Hansen

Nick’s other books include two novellas,
This Darksome Burn (Queen’s Ferry Press) and We Will Listen For You (CCM Press 2014), a book of literary criticism, The Fine Delight: Postconciliar Catholic Literature (Cascade Books 2013), and two books of poetry, This Is Not About Birds (Gold Wake Press 2012) and Oblations (Gold Wake Press 2011). He is a staff writer for The Millions.

His recent essay, “
55 Thoughts for English Teachers,” has been widely praised. He appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth” program to discuss the essay.

In another
appearance on NHPR, Nick debates the teaching of fiction in high school classrooms.


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