Craig A. Monson is professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis and the author of Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art, and Arson in the Convents of Italy.
"Craig A. Monson, a self-proclaimed 'archive mouse,' happily scurries into this forgotten repository, retrieving tales of sororal transgressions, which range from affairs to arson." -New Yorker "Nuns Behaving Badly wears its learning with a smile, but it throws a sharp light into dark Roman Catholic corners." -Economist "A gem of a book.... Craig A. Monson writes with wry humour and novelist's eye for detail, but the stories he uncovers would be extraordinary even without his narrative skill." -Literary Review"