Rosanna Staffa

Rosanna Staffa

Rosanna Staffa is an Italian born playwright and author. Published by The Sun, Tampa Review and New Rivers Press Anthology, The Best New Writers Vol. 15.among others. She holds a Phd in Modern Foreign Languages from Statale University in Milan and an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University. Her plays have been seen on stages in Tokyo, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. She is a recipient of a McKnight Advancement Grant, a Jerome Fellowship and an AT&T/On Stage Grant. Her plays are published by Smith&Krauss, Heinemann and the University of Minnesota Press. The Innocence of Ghosts is included in the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film Library. She is an Affiliated member of The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

Rosanna Staffa

“We Must Take Very Delicate Chances”

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Rosanna Staffa

 
 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #39 featured fiction author Rosanna Staffa. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her playwriting background, her decision to write in English as opposed to Italian, her first language, and more… 
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FICTION ISSUE #39

How It Ends

By Rosanna Staffa
 
 

Stiff chairs, pens scratching. We sat at a large table, budding playwrights in summer clothes and fresh haircuts. The mentor looked tiny and mysterious, with beautiful black hair and delicate skin. I was afraid of her. She was terribly smart and famous…..
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