Eugenio Volpe is a winner of the PEN Discovery Award in Fiction. His debut novel I, Caravaggio (Clash Books, 2023) is a modernized portrayal of the baroque master’s turbulent launch into superstardom. Volpe’s writing can be found in Gulf Coast, the Massachusetts Review, Hobart, New York Tyrant, and elsewhere. His essay “Jesus Kicks His Oedipus Complex” was a notable in Best American Essays 2021.
Volpe’s scholarly interests include critical theory, narrative design, and rhetoric. He teaches at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and surfs somewhere between Second and Third Point Malibu. He lives near the beach with his wife and son.