Joseph Ross Angelella is the author of the popular literary debut Zombie: A Novel (Soho Press, 2012) as well as a contributing author to the murder-mystery anthology Who Done It? (Soho Teen, 2013), benefiting the nonprofit organization 826NYC.
His journalism, essays and short fiction have appeared in various journals, including The Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Houston Literary Review, Sou’wester, JMWW, The Collagist, Plots with Guns, Seltzer, Words for Teens, The Nervous Breakdown and Fiction Writers Review. His prize-winning short story “Sauce” won The Coachella Review’s 2012 Short Story Contest judged by Stephen Graham Jones.
He holds a BA in English Literature from Ithaca College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He has taught creative writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City and currently teaches professional writing at the University of Maryland in College Park.
He lives Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, the writer Kate Angelella, and their two cats: DeNiro and Tortie Belle.