Robert Girardi was educated at Catholic schools in Europe and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a recipient of a James Michener Fellowship in 1989. He lives in Washington, DC.
"One of the great things here is the seductive evocation of Venice,
rich beyond measure and seen in its seedy intimacy as well as its
--James Salter, author of Burning the Days "Vaporetto 13 is easily the most evocative and disorienting Venetian tale since Don't Look Now."
--Jonathan Carroll, author of After Silence "Carried along on the magnificent light of Robert Girardi's prose, his new novel is an exquisite journey down the seductive paths of love, desire, and money where all is beautiful and haunting and where, as if God and history intended it, we catch an unexpected glimpse of ourselves."
--Don Snyder, author of The Cliff Walk