Anthony S. Maulucci, grandson of Italian immigrants, was born in Hartford and grew up in suburban Connecticut. After attending the University of Connecticut, he moved to Montreal and worked as a freelance journalist, part-time English language teacher, magazine editor, and stage manager for an experimental theatre company from 1971 to 1978. His only “normal” job was as a full-time writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio network. He then moved to New York City where he lived and worked as a freelance journalist writing for magazines and contributing weekly reports on contemporary music to CBC Radio. Maulucci had always dreamed of living in Greenwich Village, and he was happy in a studio apartment on West 12th Street for a while, but Manhattan was too ferociously active for him — he needed quiet and solitude to write his fiction and poetry, which had becoming increasingly important to him. He decided to move to New Haven, Connecticut. In this small city/college town where he felt like he went to Yale by osmosis, Maulucci wrote short stories, poetry, one-act plays, a short literary novel, and a “commercial novel” about a somewhat naive, bright and stunningly beautiful young woman who drops out of college to become a fashion model, is exploited by two very powerful enemies, the lesbian owner of her agency and the publisher of a porno magazine, and ends up being murdered by a disturbed photographer. He found an established literary agent to represent this book, but when St. Martin’s Press expressed an interest and requested that he change the ending so the woman lived, he refused, and his agent did not support his decision. Bitterly disappointed but not discouraged, Maulucci continued writing short stories, achieving some success in literary magazines, and supporting himself by working as an arts stringer for The New Haven Register and doing radio adaptations of major literary works for CBC and National Public Radio. He produced a 20-episode version of The Brothers Karamazov and an 8-episode dramatization of Huckleberry Finn for The Spider’s Web. He also taught English part-time in a yeshiva, a private high school for orthodox Jews. This experience was pivotal, and he decided to go to graduate school.
In 1989, Maulucci received his master’s degree from Wesleyan University and turned to college teaching as a career, landing his first postion as an adjunct professor of English at the University of Hartford. That same year, Maulucci married a writer/actress. (They had two children and were divorced in 2003.) Maulucci then accepted a full-time position at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut, where he taught writing, literature and acting, and directed student productions of classical and contemporary plays. He has also taught at the Lyme Academy College of Art and Manchester Community College. In 1995, he launched Lorenzo Press with the publication of the novel he wrote for his master’s thesis at Wesleyan. Maulucci’s son by a previous marriage, Dylan Maulucci, is a classically-trained musician who lives in L.A. and earns a living writing and orchestrating music for feature films. In addition to writing fiction, A. S. Maulucci is a poet and painter.