Born July 19, 1982, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, .
jillian elisabetta ciaccia, thefictionist, has been making the mundane
profound since 1982, when birthing contractions struck a young mother at
high noon during a July day in Brooklyn, New York. The result was a
short story writer, whose precise word choice and obsession with the
everyday has led to a series of literary portraits that underscore the
beauty of, for example, dust, digestion, breathing, urinating, walking
and various human behaviors, internal and out, conscious and
Two volumes of short stories, absurdities and peculiarities, are
available through her web site as a downloadable PDF or as a print
version, signed by thefictionist and bound by hand.
Both options are completely free of charge.
"Your book [absurdities] is extraordinary and inventive with so much to
think about and read over, just as I knew it would be . . .
—Susan Daitch, author of L.C., The Colorist, and Storytown
Although a writer, thefictionist’s short stories are very
much bright, thick, complex literary portraits of the everyday.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.