Andrew is the winner of numerous Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowships and Literary Awards, and is a professor in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. His fiction has been published in many magazines, including TriQuarterly, Private Arts, Stand, Bandit-Lit, and f magazine. "Heat Lightning," the prologue to his novel, Winter House, was also a semifinalist for the James Fellowship for Novels in Progress, sponsored by the Heekin Foundation. Recently, an excerpt from A Fool's Game appeared in f4. Allegretti has chaired the John Schultz & Betty Shiflett Story Workshop® Scholarship Fund gala, is a board member of the Story Workshop Institute, and an active member of the Cultural Committee of the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation. He grew up in Fox River Valley and in Watseka, IL, where his father published a daily newspaper. Allegretti currently resides in Chicago.