Olivia Kate Cerrone

Olivia Kate
Art Discipline: 
Peabody, MA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 16, 2012 to May 11, 2012

Olivia Kate Cerrone is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at New York University, where she studied under E.L. Doctorow, Francine Prose, and Chuck Wachtel, among others. She was recently awarded an artist's grant and writing residency by the Vermont Studio Center. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a wide variety of journals, including The Dos Passos Review, Night Train, Word Riot, and others. She is currently at work on The Hunger Saint, a novel involving the carusi, the child-aged sulfur miners of Sicily. Chapter excerpts have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge and were translated in the Italian literary journals El-Ghibli and ScrittInediti. She teaches writing at York College in New York City.