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Melissa Faliveno

Melissa Faliveno is the author of the debut essay collection Tomboyland (TOPPLE Books, 2020), named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, New York Public Library, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Electric Literature and recipient of a 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, Bitch, Literary Hub, Ms., Brooklyn Rail, and Prairie Schooner, among others, and in the anthology Sex and the Single Woman: 24 Writers Reimagine Helen Gurley Brown’s Cult Classic (Harper Perennial, 2022).