Delia, Edward M. 1948–

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Delia, Edward M. 1948–

PERSONAL: Born September 23, 1948, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Edward (an executive) and Laura (Chambert) DeLia. Ethnicity: "American." Education: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1970; Hofstra University, M.A. (social science), 1978; Fordham University, M.A. (sociology), 1983. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Philosophy.

ADDRESSES: Office—Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746-5871.

CAREER: Writer. Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY, professor of sociology, 1987–. Suffolk Community College, adjunct professor, 1990–.


The Apocalypse (historical fiction), Vize Publications (Nesconset, NY), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A work of historical fiction about Pontius Pilate.

SIDELIGHTS: Edward M. DeLia told CA: "My major writing interest is in historical fiction as a means of revealing deep structures of meaning about the human condition. Great writing must inspire one to think about philosophical issues; it must motivate in a clear, powerful, and memorable fashion. I write in the first person; men must write from an existential position."