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Melissa Faliveno

Melissa Faliveno is a writer, editor, musician, teacher, and Wisconsinite in New York City. Her debut essay collection, TOMBOYLAND, was published this summer by Topple Books. Her essays and interviews have appeared in Esquire, Paris Review, Bitch, Ms. Magazine, the Millions, Prairie Schooner, No Tokens, DIAGRAM, and Midwestern Gothic, among others, and received a notable selection in Best American Essays 2016.

In Conversation

GREG MANIA with Melissa Faliveno

The book is both a chronicle of Mania’s journey from theater nerd to night-lifer to writer, and the journey we all hope to take: to find and embrace the many, and sometimes messy, parts of our identity; to find our place in the world; to find the people that help us get there.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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