Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Visiting Writers

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli’s first novel “The Perfume Burned His Eyes” was published in 2018 by Akashic Books and was translated into both Italian and French editions. The Rome International Literary Festival of 2018 commissioned his short story “New York City – 33 A.D.” which he read at the Basilica Maxentius in the ancient Roman Forum. His latest shorty story “Yasiri” will appear in Akashic Books’ “The Nicotine Chronicles” anthology which will be published in 2020. Michael was co-screenwriter of Spike Lee’s “Summer of Sam” and writer/director of the film “The Hungry Ghosts”. He also wrote five episodes of “The Sopranos” for HBO and also co-starred as Christopher Molitsanti a role that won him an Emmy Award. He has acted in many television, theater and film productions over the last 33 years and has worked with some of the most notable talents in those fields including; Martin Scorsese, Abel Ferrara, Peter Jackson, Walter Hill, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Denzel Washington, Rachel Weisz, Ben Chaplin, Cindy Sherman, Mary Harron, Christopher Walken, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, Steve Buscemi and many, many others.

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