Anthony Valerio is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including Semmelweis. The Women's Doctor, Anita Garibaldi. A Biography, The Mediterranean Runs Through Brooklyn, John Dante’s Inferno. A Playboy’s Life. His short stories have appeared in the Paris Review and in several anthologies published by Random House and Viking Press.
He was a book editor in major publishing houses, including McGraw-Hill. Mr. Valerio has taught writing at New York Universitiy, the City University of New York, and Wesleyan University. He has been a fiction judge on PEN’s Prison Writing Committee and is a member of the Author’s Guild.

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