Christopher Castellani is the author of four novels: All This Talk of Love, The Saint of Lost Things, A Kiss from Maddalena, and most recently Leading Men. Based on the life of Tennessee Williams, Leading Men was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, a “Best New Book” in People magazine, and a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. A rave review in The New York Times called Leading Men “blazing,” and an “alert, serious, sweeping novel.” Entertainment Weekly hailed it as “Dazzling... with an evocative precision that historical fiction often merely aspires to.” Leading Men has been optioned for film by Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me By Your Name. Castellani is also the author of The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story.
Among other awards, Christopher Castellani is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.