New Essay Out Now:

I’m happy to have an essay included in this new anthology, edited by Lisa Page and Brando Skyhorse for Beacon Press. You’ll be able to read an excerpt in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Nov 5.

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Marc Fitten is the author of two novels: Valeria’s Last Stand and Elza’s Kitchen. ┬áHe has been published in half a dozen languages and is a resident faculty member at the Yale Writers Conference.


  1. Barbara jennings · · Reply

    i just finished Valeria’s Last Stand. Very well written! Structure, plotting, character development-superb! I also liked the uplifting ending after all of the bottom-feeding of human behavior.

  2. valeria montgomery · · Reply

    Just finish reading Valeria’s last stand and I would recommend to everyone to read

  3. i got Valeria’s Last Stand for a Christmas gift, and loved it so much that I recommended it to my Southern Literature Book club, I know it doesn’t take place in the south, LOL, but I knew that Mr. Fitten was editor of the Chattahoochee Review, so I pushed the “southern” part, every one is reading it, and loving it. Cant wait tor read the next book!

  4. Marc, I love your Valeria’s Last Stand. Beautifully written, engaging, a window into human heart, mind and behavior. Is what we all know about little towns life; the values, the gossips, the simplicity, the yearning, the fears and as for in the rest of the world, and the search for a love.

    I will look for the other book, Elza’s Kitchen too. I am in Italy and noticed that there is an Italian version “L’Ultimo Amore di Valeria.” I’ll look for it to see if translation does right to it.

    Thanks for a beautiful book!

    1. Thank you. The fact that anybody takes time out of their day to send a note like this is amazing. I’d love to hear about the translation! I’m so glad you and others seemed to enjoy it.

  5. Patricia Dudenhoefer · · Reply

    Loved both of your Novel’s. Looking forward to your next story.

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