By Anne Bianco
Anne grew up, the fourth of eight children, during the late sixties and seventies near Cleveland, Ohio. She developed an enduring love of literature and theater in elementary school. She graduated from Northwestern University and studied writing and education in graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati. She’s lived in Chicago, rural Tennessee, and at present resides and writes in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood with her husband and two beloved shelter dogs, Australian shepherds Gemma and Josie.
"With writing that blends Ray Carver’s bleak working class world with Sedaris-like comedy, Anne Bianco’s debut collection Throwing Tarts At the King includes stories and essays whose characters struggle with loss, class disparities, and time. They are “the walking wounded” and live different lives, from a truck driver to a garbage man to a boy who loses his brother. All fully face their often agonizing struggle for human connection." -Ginger Moran, author of The Algebra of Snow, American Queen, and The
Body of Summer