Alex DiFrancesco

Fiction | Cleveland State University | Class of 2020
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About Alex

Alex DiFrancesco is a multi-genre writer who has published work in The Washington Post, Tin House, Brevity, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and more. Their essay collection Psychopomps was a runner-up in Civil Coping Mechanisms’ Mainline competition, and was published in February of 2019. Their second novel All City was published in June of the same year. Their Gothic-inspired short story collection, Transmutation, about the radical reclamation of monsters by the marginalized, is due for publication in Fall of 2021.

ALESSANDRO’S FAST FACTS
Do you have any eccentric habits/strategies to get you started writing?

I turned a walk-in closet in my apartment into a small office. Behind my desk are pictures of all my heroes looking disapproving. This along with some lit candles usually gets me started.

Secret talent:

I play the Jaw Harp.

Your most awkward moment with a famous writer?

I met songwriter Jeff Mangum after he’d been in hiding for 10 years and came out of it to play a small set to about 20 assembled people at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park. I told him a long, rambling story about singing the entirety of one of his albums in a quiet room in a mental hospital. He looked like he wanted to go back into hiding.

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