Victor Lodato is a playwright and novelist. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of the Weissberger Award for his play Motherhouse. Other plays include Wildlife, Dear Sara Jane, The Bread of Winter, Margo and Zelda, and Slay the Dragon. Other honors include the Helen Merrill Award, John GoldenPrize, Roger. L. Stevens Award from The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, and Julie Harris Playwriting Award as well as fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Robert Chesley Foundation, The Camargo Foundation (France), and The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy). His musical, Arlington (a collaboration with composer Polly Pen), received its world premiere at Magic Theatre, and its New York premiere at The Vineyard Theatre. An inaugural version of Arlington was presented by Premieres (NYC). Other works have been produced and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Contemporary American Theater Festival, Summer Play Festival/NYC, Theater Alliance (Washington, DC), Quartieri dell'Arte Festival (Viterbo, Italy), Theatre Na Zabradli (Prague), Manhattan Theatre Club, American Conservatory Theatre, The National Theatre/London, The Guthrie Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Primary Stages. Mr. Lodato has thrice developed work at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. He has received commissions from South Coast Repertory and Magic Theatre. Mr. Lodato's first novel, Mathilda Savitch, was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. The book has been translated into thirteen languages, and published in sixteen countries. Mathilda Savitch received the PEN USA Award for Fiction, and the Barnes and Noble Discover Prize. Mr. Lodato's short fiction has been published in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker. He currently divides his time between Tucson, Arizona and Ashland, Oregon.