Nick Ripatrazone


Nick Ripatrazone has two books of fiction coming out in late 2014. Good People, his debut 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. Good People was recently featured at The New Jersey Herald and The Dish.

We Will Listen For You, a short novel from CCM Press, received a glowing pre-publication review from New Jersey Monthly: “you won’t want to rush through [this book]. It’s deep, and it’s dark . . . Reading We Will Listen For You is an invitation to look beyond the stone walls of churches and gape in wonder at the world and the unknowable vistas beyond.”

Nick’s other books include a novella,
This Darksome Burn (Queen’s Ferry Press), 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.

In 2015,
Ember Days, his second collection of stories, will be published by Braddock Avenue Books.

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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