Matt Cutugno is no stranger to writing. He has a rich history of eleven plays to his credit. Each has been performed in theaters that crisscross the country from New York to Los Angeles. His short stories have been featured in anthologies, his essays published in literary journals, and his articles have appeared in newspapers in New York and China. The Winter Barbeque is his first book and it tells a story that is both poignant and on point to the Baby Boom generation and their parents. The Winter Barbeque is an end-of-life recollection told through the eyes of the author’s father - a member of the Greatest Generation, the generation that gave their lives and their futures in defense of America during World War II. As the clock ticks on Matt “Tug” Cutugno’s final hours, we are privileged to be part of his consciousness and his memories in this elegantly told story.
“The Winter Barbeque is an extraordinary and vivid memoir about the best that there is in a father. The author's honest and sympathetic style makes this an enormously rewarding work."
- D.S Lliteras, author of Thieves of Golgotha and The Master of Secrets
“The Winter Barbeque is an exceptional work - a bittersweet journey of years, traversed in hours, while melting the boundaries between memory and reality.”
- M.L. Martin, Editor-in-Chief, The Hilltop Observer
Matt Cutugno’s second novel, In Dracula’s Time, is the untold story of an ancient biography of Vlad the Impaler that inspired Bram Stoker’s creation of Dracula. A tale told by a witness to literary history, Stoker’s secret source, hidden from view for almost a century, makes an indelible connection between Vlad and Dracula.
Matt Cutugno lives in Indio, California with his wife Lily.
Thirsty : 2013 Spring : The Huckster
Thirsty : 2013 Spring : Matt Cutugno on The Vampyre
Thirsty : 2013 March : From Suetonius to Bolaño – What Our Authors Are Reading - March 2013
Thirsty : 2013 March : The Last Man Standing
Thirsty : 2013 February : Wanted: More Points of Light Like Getty
Thirsty : 2013 January : The Remembrances
Thirsty : 2012 December : Is Beijing in China?
Thirsty : 2012 November : The Other Great Wall
Thirsty : 2012 October : Marvelous Yingcheng Plaza
Thirsty : 2012 September : The Strange Case of Jingxing Rock
Thirsty : 2012 August : You Are Too Kind
Thirsty : 2012 July : 2012 #1 Best Sellers for Summer
Thirsty : 2012 July : Taizhou Calling
HistoricalFiction.com - guest post: The Birth of Invasion Literature by Matt Cutugno
Thirsty : 2012 June : In Praise of Drudgery
Thirsty : 2012 May : Ear Witness to the Coachella Valley Music Festival
Thirsty : 2012 April : Is Closure really the Goal?
Guest Post: Abd and Egilona – a Marriage and a Clash of Cultures by Matt Cutugno | Historical-Fiction.com
Thirsty : 2012 March : Occupy Apple and the Free Pass
Thirsty : 2012 February : Oldies - The New Indies
Thirsty : 2012 January : Cynics and cynics
Thirsty : 2011 December : Word to Live By
Matt Cutugno on Dresser After Dark, December 1, 2011
Thirsty : 2011 November : Dracula - The Secret Backstory
Thirsty : 2011 November : Occupying My Thoughts
Thirsty : 2011 October : American Idling
Retiree was headed to WTC office on 9/11 | The Desert Sun | MyDesert.com
Matt Cutugno on Dresser after Dark, March 14, 2011
"The Winter Barbeque" - Manhattan Times
Thirsty : 2011 September : Onward - If Not Upward
Thirsty : 2011 July : The Safe Prejudice - A New Yorker Returns from Nanjing
Thirsty : 2011 June : China and America - Where East Is West
Thirsty : 2011 May : The Great (Fire) Wall of China
Thirsty : 2011 April : A New Yorker in Nanjing - Two Sides of the Coin
Thirsty : 2011 March : A New Yorker in Nanjing
Thirsty : 2010 October : THE WINTER BARBEQUE by Matt Cutugno - A Recollection about a WWII Everyman
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