About

Adria Bernardi’s publications include an oral history, a collection of literary essays, a collection of short stories, two novels, and eight translations from the Italian. Her work has been awarded the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and the Raiziss/DePalchi Translation Award. Her novel, Benefit Street, was awarded the 2021 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Award and is forthcoming in 2022 from The University of Alabama Press.

Other Works

  • Ubaldo de Robertis, The Rings of the Universe: Selected Poems (translation)

    2016
  • Cristina Annino, Chronic Hearing: Selected Poems 1977-2012 (translation)

    2014
  • Francesca Pellegrino, Chernobylove—The Day After the Wind: Selected Poems 2008-2010 (translation)

    2014
  • Dead Meander, essays

    2012
  • Raffaello Baldini, Small Talk (translation)

    2009
  • Rinaldo Caddeo, Siren’s Song: Selected Poetry and Prose (translation)

    2009
  • Openwork

    2007
  • Raffaello Baldini, Page Proof (translation)

    2001
  • In the Gathering Woods (short stories)

    2000
  • The Day Laid on the Altar (novel)

    2000
  • Gianni Celati, Adventures in Africa (translation)

    2000
  • Tonino Guerra. Abandoned Places (translation)

    1999
  • Houses with Names: The Italian Immigrants of Highwood, Illinois (nonfiction)

    1990

Awards and Recognition

  • 2021 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize
  • 2014 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award, essay/creative nonfiction, Dead Meander
  • 2007 Raiziss/DePalchi Translation Award
  • 2000 Drue Heinz Literature Prize in Fiction
  • 1999 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for Fiction