Marisa Matarazzo is an author from Los Angeles, California. Her debut collection of interconnected short stories, Drenched, was published by Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint. She is the daughter of abstract artist Francine Matarazzo and John H. Schumann, a researcher and professor of Applied Linguistics. She earned her BA from Yale, where she received the Wallace Prize for fiction writing, and the Arthur Willis Colton Scholarship. She was a two-time recipient of the Elmore A. Willets Prize for fiction. Earning her MFA from UC Irvine, she was the recipient of the Dorothy and Donald Strauss Endowed Thesis Fellowship.
Matarazzo's works have been published in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck as well as several other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extention Writers' Program. Her work has also been performed by WordTheatre.
She is an Assistant Professor in the MFA Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles and is currently at work on a novel.