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Robert Girardi papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS254
Contains the book manuscripts of novelist Robert Girardi. Includes many unpublished manuscripts of novels, novellas, and short stories, as well as  screenplay scripts.

Dates

  • 1985-1999

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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Extent

6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Biographical note

Robert Girardi was born in 1961 in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He majored in Studio Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He was first published during his undergraduate years in the "Virginia Literary Review." After a brief stint at the Graduate Film School of the University of Southern California, he transferred to the University of Iowa where he graduated from the renowned Writer's Workshop with an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing. He also received the James Mitchener Fellowship from the university for the manuscript of an early novel. Girardi's first published novel was "Madeleine's Ghost," (1995). It was followed by two other critically acclaimed novels, "The Pirate's Daughter," (1997), and "Vaporetto 13" (1997). A collection of short stories and novellas, entitled, "A Vaudeville of Devils: Seven Moral Tales" was published in 1999. Other short stories by Girardi have appeared in "The New Republic," "The Tri-Quarterly Review," and "The Washington Post." Robert Girardi resides in Washington, D.C. His wife is the poet and novelist Linda Girardi.

Other Finding Aids

CRRA
Title
Robert Girardi papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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