Marian Fontana

Marian Fontana_200Marian Fontana has been a writer and performer for over twenty-five years. Her articles have appeared in The New YorkerVanity Fair, The Guardian and more.

Her memoir, A Widows Walk (Simon and Schuster, 2005), was included in People magazine’s Top Ten Great Reads of 2005 and the Washington Post’s Book Raves of 2005. A Widows Walk was also on the New York Times best-selling biography list and was nominated for the Books for A Better Life Award.

Her essays have appeared in the Random House anthologies Money Changes Everything (2007) and The Time of My Life  (2008) and most recently in My Apocalypse for Sock Monkey Press in 2012. She has been featured on This American Life, CNN, Good Morning America, and All Things Considered.   She recently completed a second memoir, which has been optioned by NBC. Marian’s plays and one-woman shows have appeared at Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theater, Variety Arts and more. She is currently collaborating on a musical.

Marian founded the 9/11 Families Association and was the co-founder of Tribute NYC, a memorial museum where she served as Board President until 2007.  She also served on the 9/11 Memorial Advisory Board, the Ebbets Field Memorial Board, Soaring Spirits, and Friends of Firefighters Advisory Board.

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