Roland Merullo

MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

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Roland has lived and worked in the former USSR and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia.  His teaching philosophy is to treat each student as a marvelous human being.



Taking the Kids to Italy
Breakfast with Buddha
Vatican Waltz
The Talk-Funny Girl


Revere Beach Elegy

Affiliations (past/present)

7 years faculty of Bennington College. 3 years adjunct at Amherst College.


Massachusetts Book Awards in both fiction and non-fiction. Maria Thomas Fiction Award for best novel by a Peace Corps Volunteer. Alex Award from American Library Association for The Talk-Funny Girl. One of five best books on religion in 2013 from Publishers Weekly for Vatican Waltz.


M.A., Brown University
B.A., Brown University