Christian Pascale was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949. When he lived in Bay Ridge at the age of 8, he used to sit on the stairway to the second floor of his parent's home and travel the world through reading their collection of classic American and European novels. These included Scott, Twain, Irving, Hawthorn, Cooper, and Dumas. Later he was introduced to wider literature while in high school and then in college won the Gilbert prize in English.
He graduated from Lafayette College, Magna Cum Laude with degrees in French and International Relations. At Lafayette he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and then went on to receive an M.A. in European Area Studies from American University in Washington D.C. and a Doctorat de l’université from La Sorbonne in Paris, France. He has lived in Europe and Latin America, and continues to travel throughout the world, recently returning from Japan.
During his early years Christian worked as a substitute teacher, a tennis instructor in Europe and the U.S., a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, a political fundraiser, and Director of Studies at a New England preparatory school. For more than thirty years, he worked for the United States government.
Christian is also a poet who has published fifteen poems in two internationally distributed magazines and is currently a member of the James City Poets. He is married to Liria Hoffmann Pascale who is a native Brazilian and an architect. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia and have two adult sons.
Christian will publish his new book "The Windows of Heaven" in June/July 2021. The book is futuristic fiction and concerns a global catastrophe, a dystopian society, and the efforts of a small band to restore the world through a victory of good over evil. Christian is also in the process of submitting a book of his poetry, "Poetry of Wonder", for publication. It will contain many of the poems featured on this website.