Nick Ripatrazone is a writer and critic. His newest books of fiction include Good People, a book of stories (Foxhead Books), and We Will Listen For You, a novella (CCM Press).
He is a staff writer for The Millions, and has also written for Esquire, The Sewanee Review, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, Commonweal, and National Public Radio.
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).
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.