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Maria Prudente

Writer + Journalist

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I'm a writer and journalist in New York City. I write personal essays, investigative stories, and cultural critiques. 

In December of 2021, I broke the story of the third woman accusing actor Chris Noth of sexual assault in The Daily Beast. 

I've written about feminist ethics in romantic relationships during #metoo, and participating in the George Floyd marches and protests. Other personal essays and poetry have appeared in Litro Magazine US, Prometheus Dreaming, and Cathexis Northwest Press. 

In 2021, I was awarded the nonfiction prize for my essay "Visitor" by Columbia's literary magazine, Quarto, and invited to speak as a guest poet at the NYC Poetry Festival.  

Trained in musical theatre, I worked for a decade as an actress in Los Angeles and New York before pursuing  a career in writing. Theatre highlights include starring as Mayzie in the national tour of Tony-nominated Marcia Milgrom Dodge's production of Seussical The Musical and Nurse Flinn in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at New York's Chain Theatre. I also appeared in HBO's Gossip Girl and How To Make It in America, Tony Kaye's Detachment, and co-starred in The Null Set.  

I have an M.A. in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University, and a B.A. in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Columbia University.


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Selected Writing


Prose + Personal Essays

"A Girl Grows in Brooklyn" (Prometheus Dreaming, 2018)

"Things Behind The Sun" (Litro Magazine US, 2020) 

"Visitor" (Quarto Magazine, 2021)

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Like Water” (Cathexis Northwest Press, 2020)

Rules of a Woman” (Cathexis Northwest Press, 2019)

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