Elisa M. Speranza


Elisa M. Speranza is the granddaughter of Irish and Italian immigrants, raised Catholic, and educated by nuns. Her first novel, “The Italian Prisoner,” was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for a novel-in-progress in 2019. A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, and die-hard member of Red Sox Nation, Ms. Speranza is an alumna of Boston College and Harvard’s Kennedy School. She’s been coming to Martha’s Vineyard since she was a teenager and is now a summer resident. She lives with Jon Kardon in New Orleans and Oak Bluffs. elisamariesperanza.com

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