Joseph Ross Angelella is the author of Zombie: A Novel (Soho Press, 2012) that Barnes & Noble described as “simultaneously a bildungsroman à la Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, an homage to zombies in pop culture and a twisted mystery all wrapped up into one utterly original—and darkly delightful—novel” and Matthew Quick (author of The Silver Linings Playbook) called “an irreverent and twisted coming-of-age story with one of the most shocking endings I’ve ever read.”

His award winning short fiction has published in The Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Sou’wester, The Coachella Review (Grand Prize in Short Fiction, 2012), The Southampton Review and elsewhere.

He holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. Currently, he serves as a fiction editor at Angelella Editorial and teaches writing in the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park and in the Electronic Media & Film Department at Towson University.

He lives in Baltimore with his wife, the editor and novelist Kate Angelela, and their son Geno.