Author Archives: Michele Ferrari

About Michele Ferrari

Michele Ferrari was a student in the 2013-2014 Novel Incubator. She grew up in Brooklyn, but now lives in Cambridge with her husband, kids, and Jack Russell terrier, Mr. Bond.

Camp Tin House

I never went to summer camp. I always wondered what it was like, that thing that other kids in other places got to do. My mom couldn’t afford it. Instead, my brother and I spent our summers trying to stay…

Opening Old Boxes

The end of year always puts me in the mood to clean. A new year might be an arbitrary marker of time passing, but finishing up a calendar fills me with the desire to say good-bye to some things, to…

Life and Death and the Novel

Writing a novel, especially a first novel, can be a long, hard process. A few years ago, I began working on a novel that focuses on a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law and examines the complexities of in-law relationships as well…

My Adventures in Photo Realism

For Valentine’s Day in 2009 my husband and I got tickets to a New Yorker event called “Love Is Strange” where Jeffrey Eugenides was going to speak about love and literature. That February, I was finishing my dissertation that included…