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Adamson, Mary Jo genre: mysterycover art
Mary Jo Adamson was born in Moline and began her working life as a high school English teacher in Seneca. Her latest book, The Blazing Tree, was published in 2000.
Anshaw, Carol genre: fictioncover art
Carol Anshaw teaches in the MFA in Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She reviews books for publications nationwide, and has won the National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing for her critical essays in the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She has won the Carl Sandburg and the Society of Midland Authors awards and twice been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Novels include Aquamarine , Seven Moves, and Lucky in the Corner.
Asgedom, Mawi genre: nonfiction cover art
Selamawi "Mawi" Asgedom was born in Ethiopia and lived in a Sudanese refugee camp for several years before coming to Illinois. He graduated from Harvard University in 1999 and now devotes his time to inspiring American teenagers to be successful. His autobiography, Of Beetles and Angels: A True Story of the American Dream, describes his life in Africa and the difficulties he faced on arriving in America.
Atherton, Nancy genre: mysterycover art
Nancy Atherton was born in Chicago and now lives in rural Illinois. She has written a series of warm, wise stories featuring Aunt Dimity, a ghost who helps solve mysteries. Titles include Aunt Dimity: Snowbound ,and Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin..
Benson, Raymond genre: fiction cover art
Raymond Benson lives in Buffalo Grove. After he published The James Bond Bedside Companion in 1984, Benson discovered that tomorrow, and 007, never die. Since 1997, he has kept James Bond alive by writing 007 novels at the rate of about one a year. The two latest are Never Dream of Dying and The Man with the Red Tattoo..
Berg, Elizabeth genre: fictioncover art
Elizabeth Berg, a former nurse who lives in Chicago, has written two bestsellers, Never Change and Open House, , the latter an Oprah Book Club selection. Her latest novels are The Art of Mending, and The Year of Pleasures..
Berman, Jennifer genre: fiction/humorcover art
Jennifer Berman returned to her hometown of Chicago after college and worked as a graphic designer for Flying Fish Records. After two years, she left to concentrate on cartooning. Her syndicated cartoon panel, Berman, appears in numerous newsweeklies, magazines, and newspapers including the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Times. Her books include Adult Children of Normal Parents and Why Dogs Are Better Than Men.
Blades, John D. genre: fiction
John Blades, born in Springfield, now lives in Evanston. He has received the James Friend Memorial Award for Criticism and the Chicago Tribune Writing Award. He worked as a reporter, an editor, and a book critic and now writes freelance. He wrote the novel Small Game..
Bland, Eleanor Taylor genre: mysterycover art
Eleanor Taylor Bland, who lives in Waukegan, has been referred to as "the most prolific among African-American female mystery writers." She was one of the first African-American women to break into suspense fiction. Her popular Marti MacAlister series addresses serious concerns: racism, alcoholism, elder issues, child abuse, and homelessness. Titles include Windy City Dying, , Fatal Remains, and A Cold and Silent Dying.
Bonansinga, Jay genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Jay Bonansinga graduated from Columbia College's film program and lives in Evanston. His psychological thriller, The Killer's Game, is in development as a motion picture at New Line Cinema. His most recent books are Oblivion, a supernatural thriller, and The Sinking of the Eastland: America's Forgotten Tragedy.
Brashler, William genre: fiction/nonfiction/mysterycover art
Bill Brashler, who lives in the Chicago area, is author of the critically acclaimed The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, which was adapted for a movie starring Richard Pryor and James Earl Jones. In 2000 he wrote Josh Gibson: A Life in the Negro Leagues. Brashler also has published five mysteries under the pen name Crabbe Evers, the best known of which is Murder in Wrigley Field
Brod, D. C. (Deborah Cobban) genre: mysterycover art
Deborah Cobban Brod writes mysteries under the name D.C. Brod. She was raised in LaGrange and earned a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University. She and her husband, a retired NIU professor, live in St. Charles. Her books include Masquerade in Blue, Error in Judgment, Brothers in Blood, and Heartstone.
Brown, Rosellen genre: fictioncover art
Rosellen Brown is an instructor in the creative writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her books include Before and After and Tender Mercies, both of which were made into films. Brown also wroteCivil Wars and Half a Heart.
Butler, Robert Olen genre: fiction/nonfiction cover art
Robert Olen Butler, a native of Granite City, attended Northwestern University. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain. His other books include The Deep Green Sea, Mr. Spaceman, Fair Warning, and From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction.
Cannell, Dorothy genre: mysterycover art
Dorothy Cannell, who lives in Peoria, was born in Nottingham, England, and moved to the United States over 30 years ago. She has written many mysteries including Bridesmaids Revisited, The Family Jewels and Other Stories, The Importance of Being Ernestine, The Sunken Sailor, and Murder Most Crafty.
Caputo, Philip genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Philip Caputo was a Marine in Vietnam in 1965-66. Later he covered the war for the Chicago Tribune and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. His memoirs are Means of Escape and A Rumor of War. His novels include Equation for Evil, The Voyage, and Acts of Faith.
Carroll, Susan genre: romancecover art
Susan Carroll, twice a winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA award, lives in Illinois. She writes historical and Regency romances. Titles include Midnight Bride and The Dark Queen..
Castillo, Ana genre: poetry/fiction/nonfictioncover art
Ana Castillo is a Mexican American who was born in Chicago and now teaches at DePaul University, Chicago. She has won numerous honors, including the American Book Award. Her titles include Peel My Love Like an Onion, My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems, 1973-1988, and Watercolor Women Opaque Men, a verse novel.
Chernoff, Maxine genre: fiction/poetry cover art
Maxine Chernoff received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has received the Carl Sandburg Award and a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. Her titles include Some of Her Friends That Year: New + Selected Stories and A Boy in Winter: A Novel. She co-edits the literary magazine, New American Writing, and teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.
Cisneros, Sandra genre: fiction/poetry cover art
Sandra Cisneros, who was born in Chicago, is a novelist, short story writer, and poet. She received the American Book Award for The House on Mango Street in 1985. In 1995 she received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. Her latest book is Caramelo.
Cohen, Rich genre: nonfictioncover art
Rich Cohen grew up in Illinois. He is a journalist and nonfiction author. For his book Tough Jews, Cohen used police records and other archival documents as well as interviews with his father's contemporaries to depict tough Jews. Other books include Lake Effect, about growing up on the Great Lakes and emerging from his father's shadow, and Machers and Rockers: Chess Records and the Business of Rock & Roll .
Coover, Robert genre: fictioncover art
Robert Coover, known for his experimental fiction, was educated at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago. Titles include A Child Again, The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors' Cut, and Ghost Town.
Dickinson, Charles genre: fictioncover art
Charles Dickinson is an editor at the Chicago Tribune. Dickinson was awarded Friends of American Writers top prize for Crows: A Novel. Other titles include A Shortcut in Time and Rumor Has It.
Diliberto, Gioia genre: nonfiction/fictioncover art
Gioia Diliberto, a Chicago resident, has written several books including A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams and I Am Madame X: A Novel, which tells the story of Virginie Gatreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent's famous painting.
Dymmoch, Michael Allen genre: mysterycover art
Michael Dymmoch lives in Northbrook. Her mystery, The Man Who Understood Cats, won the St. Martin's Press Malice Domestic Award for Best First Traditional Mystery of 1992. Other titles include The Feline Friendship, The Fall: A Thriller, and White Tiger .
Ellis, David genre: fictioncover art
David Ellis graduated from Northwestern University Law School and lives in Chicago. He won the 2002 Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author for his courtroom thriller Line of Vision. Other titles include Jury of One and In the Company of Liars.
Epstein, Joseph genre: nonfiction/fictioncover art
Joseph Epstein, essayist, short story writer, and novelist, grew up in Chicago's Rogers Park. He attended the University of Chicago and is emeritus lecturer of English at Northwestern University. In 1998 he was awarded the Harold Washington Literary Award in recognition of his body of work. His most recent books are Snobbery: The American Version, Fabulous Small Jews: Stories, and Envy: The Seven Deadly Sins.
Farmer, Philip José genre: science fiction/mystery/nonfictioncover art
Philip José Farmer lives in Peoria. His novels and stories have been published in more than 40 countries and been translated into over 20 languages. Titles include Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, Nothing Burns in Hell, More Than Fire, and The Caterpillar's Question. In 2001 he received the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Fiffer, Sharon genre: nonfiction/mysterycover art
Sharon Fiffer lives in Evanston. She is the author of Family: American Writers Remember Their Own, Dead Guy's Stuff, The Wrong Stuff, and Buried Stuff.
Flynn, Joseph genre: fictioncover art
Joseph Flynn was born and raised in Chicago. He went to Loyola University of Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University. His hardcover debut, Digger , came out in 1997. The Next President, published in 2000, is a thriller set against the 2004 presidential campaign of the country's first major-party black candidate.
Forrest, Leon genre: fiction/nonfiction (1937-1997)cover art
Leon Forrest grew up on Chicago's South Side and attended the University of Chicago. He taught African-American studies and English at Northwestern University. He was best known for his novel Divine Days. Other titles include The Bloodworth Orphans: A Novel and The Furious Voice for Freedom: Essays.
Gibbons, Reginald genre: fiction/poetrycover art
Reginald Gibbons is Chair and Professor of English at Northwestern University. Sweetbitter: A Novel and It's Time: Poems are among his most recent works.
Gonzales, Laurence genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Laurence Gonzales, an Evanston native, has enjoyed a rich literary career. He won the 2002 gold and bronze awards in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition and the National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2001 and 2002 for articles in National Geographic Adventure Magazine. He has published a dozen books including three novels and a book length essay entitled One Zero Charlie. Other awards include an Emmy for the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon. His latest book is Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why: True Stories of Miraculous Endurance and Sudden Death.
Greeley, Andrew genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Andrew Greeley, who was born in Oak Park, is a Roman Catholic priest and a sociologist who holds a faculty appointment at the University of Chicago. Father Greeley's writings include The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood: A Blackie Ryan Story, Irish Crystal: A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel, and Priests: A Calling in Crisis.
Harrington, Walt genre: nonfictioncover art
Walt Harrington is a professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has won two National Association of Black Journalists writing awards and has been nominated for a Pulitzer several times. His titles include Crossings: A White Man's Journey into Black America, The Everlasting Stream: A True Story of Rabbits, Guns, Friendship, and Family, and The Beholder's Eye: A Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism.
Haruf, Kent genre: fictioncover art
Kent Haruf teaches at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has worked as a farm laborer, construction worker, railroad worker, librarian, and orphanage houseparent. His novel Plainsong was nominated for a National Book Award in 1999. Among his other works are Eventide and The Tie That Binds.
Heinemann, Larry genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Larry Heinemann, who lives in Chicago, was awarded the 1987 National Book Award for Paco's Story, a novel about the war in Vietnam. Other books include Close Quarters, Cooler by the Lake, and Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam.
Hellenga, Robert genre: fictioncover art
Robert Hellenga is a professor of English at Knox College, Galesburg. He has written three novels, The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, and Blues Lessons. He has received awards from the Illinois Arts Council, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the 1995 Society of Midland Authors Award for Fiction.
Hemon, Aleksandar genre: fictioncover art
Aleksandar Hemon was born in Sarajevo. He moved to Chicago in 1992. His book, The Question of Bruno, is about the trauma of war and how an exile makes a home in a new land. His second book is Nowhere Man: The Pronek Fantasies.
Holton, Hugh genre: mystery (1947-2001)cover art
Hugh Holton served as a law enforcement officer in the Chicago Police Department for 26 years. His first-hand experience helped his fiction successfully reflect the jargon, grisly crime scenes, and politics of being a police officer. His mysteries featuring Commander Larry Cole include The Devil's Shadow, The Left Hand of God, and Criminal Element. He is also featured in Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors.
Hunter, Fred genre: mysterycover art
Fred Hunter, who lives in Chicago, is the author of the Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charter mysteries and mysteries involving gay sleuth Alex Reynolds. Titles include The Chicken Asylum, The Mummy's Ransom, and Ransom at Sea.
Jackson-Opoku, Sandra genre: fiction/poetrycover art
Sandra Jackson-Opoku is an award-winning poet, journalist, and fiction writer who teaches at Chicago State University. The River Where Blood Is Born, her first novel, won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award for Fiction. She has won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Ragdale Foundation US- Africa Writers Fellowship, among other honors. Her most recent book is Hot Johnny (and the Women Who Loved Him).
Jenkins, Jerry Bruce genre: fiction/inspirationalcover art
Jerry Bruce Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and now writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, has written more then 50 books. His most recent novel is Soon: The Beginning of the End. He also writes the Left Behind series with Tim LaHaye. He lives in Zion.
Johnson, Charles Richard genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Charles Johnson was born in Evanston and educated at Southern Illinois University. He is a professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. He won the National Book Award in 1990 for Middle Passage—the first African American man to win the award since Ralph Ellison in 1953 for Invisible Man— and a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998. Johnson's other titles include Soulcatcher and Other Stories, Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing, and Dr. King's Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories.
Just, Ward genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Ward Just was born in Waukegan. He worked as a reporter for the Waukegan News-Sun and later for Newsweek and the Washington Post. His most recent book, An Unfinished Season, won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Fiction in 2004. His novels include The Weather in Berlin and The American Ambassador.
Kennedy, Eugene C. genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Eugene C. Kennedy is professor emeritus of psychology at Loyola University, Chicago and a former priest. He has written about the changing nature of Catholicism and about the politics of his native Chicago. His latest books are The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality and Cardinal Bernardin's Stations of the Cross: Transforming Our Grief and Loss into New Life.
Konrath, Joe genre: mysterycover art
Joe Konrath, who lives in Schaumburg, writes mysteries featuring Chicago homicide detective Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. His books, Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary display a sardonic sense of humor and colorful characters.
Kotlowitz, Alex genre: nonfictioncover art
Alex Kotlowitz, a former New Yorker, now lives in Chicago. His bestselling 1991 book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most important books of the century. Other titles include The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma, and Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago.
Laird, Thomas genre: mysterycover art
Thomas Laird lives in Metamora and teaches English and creative writing at Peoria Notre Dame High School. His mysteries feature detective Jimmy Parisi who works for the Chicago Police Department's homicide division. Titles include Season of the Assassin and Black Dog.
Lansana, Quraysh Ali genre: poetrycover art
Quraysh Ali Lansana teaches English and creative writing at Chicago State University and is director of the university's Gwendolyn Brooks Center. His titles include Southside Rain and They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems.
Madhubuti, Haki genre: poetry/nonfictioncover art
Haki Madhubuti (formerly Don L. Lee) is a professor of English at Chicago State University and founder of the university's Gwendolyn Brooks Center. He is also the founder of Third World Press, which publishes Black literature. He has written or edited over 20 books. Titles include Heartlove: Wedding and Extended Love Poems, Tough Notes: A Healing Call for Creating Exceptional Black Men: Affirmations, Meditations, Readings and Strategies, and Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet's Handbook.
Martin, David Lozell genre: fiction cover art
David Martin was born in Granite City and grew up on a farm near Mt. Olive. He has published ten novels, among them Facing Rushmore, Crazy Love, and Pelikan. More than a million copies of his novels are currently in print around the world. His books have been translated into 11 languages in 16 countries.
Matthews, Alex genre: mysterycover art
Alex Matthews sets her mysteries in Oak Park where she lives. Like her fictional detective Cassidy McCabe, she works out of her home as a psychotherapist. Her books feature a calico cat named Starshine. Titles include Cat's Claw, Death's Domain, and Wedding's Widow.
Niffenegger, Audrey genre: fictioncover art
Audrey Niffenegger has degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University and teaches at Chicago's Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts. Her first novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, was a bestseller. In 2005, she published The Three Incestuous Sisters, a novel in pictures that showcases her artistic talent.
O'Dell, Tawni genre: fictioncover art
Tawni O'Dell earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Her first novel, Back Roads, became a best seller after being chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Her most recent book is Coal Run..
Paretsky, Sara genre: mystery/fictioncover art
Sara Paretsky has lived in Chicago for more than 30 years. The city provides the background for her mysteries featuring private investigator V. I. Warshawski. Titles include Killing Orders, Blood Shot, Burn Marks, Guardian Angel, Hard Time,Total Recall, Blacklist, and Fire Sale.
Petrakis, Harry Mark genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Harry Mark Petrakis, the son of a Greek Orthodox priest, attended the University of Illinois and worked as a steelworker, real estate salesman, free-lance writer, and lecturer. He won the Carl Sandburg Award for Days of Vengeance. His other works include Ghost of the Sun, Tales of the Heart: Dreams and Memories of a Lifetime, Twilight of Ice, and The Orchards of Ithaca.
Plumpp, Sterling genre: poetrycover art
Sterling Plumpp is emeritus professor of English and African- American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is often called a "blues poet" because of the influence of blues music on the themes and rhythms of his poetry. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award and the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. His most recent works are Blues: Narratives and Velvet Be-Bop Kente Cloth.
Powers, John R. genre: fictioncover art
John R. Powers was born in Chicago and educated at Northwestern University. His novel, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? became a hit musical. Other writings include The Last Catholic in America, The Junk- Drawer Corner-Store Front-Porch Blues, and The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice Cream God.
Raleigh, Michael genre: mystery/fictioncover art
Michael Raleigh teaches English at Truman College in Chicago and has received several Illinois Arts Council grants for writing. His books include The Riverview Murders: A Paul Whelan Mystery, In the Castle of the Flynns, and Blue Moon Circus.
Reichs, Kathy genre: mysterycover art
Kathy Reichs, a native of Chicago, received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of North Carolina, is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and teaches anthropology at the University of North Carolina. Her forensic knowledge helps add realism to her best-selling murder mysteries. Her books include Grave Secrets, Monday Mourning, and Cross Bones.
Roby, Kimberla Lawson genre: fictioncover art
Kimberla Lawson Roby lives in Rockford, where she was born. She received the first-time author award at the Chicago's Black History Month Book Fair and Conference in 1998,and the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year award in 2001. Her novels include A Taste of Reality, Too Much of a Good Thing, and The Best-Kept Secret.
Rosemoor, Patricia genre: romancecover art
Patricia Rosemoor, a pseudonym used by Patricia Pinianski, graduated from the University of Illinois and teaches at Columbia College, Chicago. She is the author of numerous Harlequin Intrigue romances including Silent Sea, Never Cry Wolf, and Velvet Ropes. She is the most published romantic suspense author in the Harlequin Intrigue line and has authored or co-authored more than 50 books since 1983.
Simmons, Dan genre: fiction/fantasy/mysterycover art
Dan Simmons was born in Peoria. He received a B.A. from Wabash College and an M.A. from Washington University. He received the World Fantasy Award for Best First Novel and has written many award-winning works of horror and science fiction. His books include Hard Freeze: A Joe Kurtz Novel, A Winter Haunting, Hard as Nails, Ilium, and Olympos.
Skom, Edith genre: mysterycover art
Edith Skom teaches in the writing program at Northwestern University and writes mysteries featuring English professor Beth Austin. The Mark Twain Murders was nominated for an Agatha, an Anthony and a Macavity award. Other titles are The George Eliot Murders and The Charles Dickens Murders.
Solwitz, Sharon genre: fictioncover art
Sharon Solwitz is the fiction editor of Another Chicago Magazine and teaches at Purdue University. She has won many literary awards including a Pushcart Prize, the Katherine Anne Fiction Prize, and the Nelson Algren Prize. Her titles include Blood and Milk: Stories and Bloody Mary: A Novel, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.
Steinberg, Bruce genre: fictioncover art
Bruce Steinberg of Aurora is an attorney whose novel, The Widow's Son, was the winner of the Gardenia Press First Novel Fest 2000 Writing Competition. Set in 1966/67 Chicago and its suburbs, TheWidow's Son tells the based-on-fact story of a 12-year-old's task of saving his family from self-destructing after they witness the death of their father.
Sussman, Susan genre: mystery/fictioncover art
Susan Sussman has lived in Chicago most of her life and worked in journalism for 17 years. Her titles include Time Off for Good Behavior, Audition for Murder, and Cruising for Murder.
Swanson, Denise genre: mystery cover art
Denise Swanson of Plainfield is the author of the Scumble River mystery series. She drew upon her background as a school psychologist to create amateur detective Skye Denison. Her titles include Murder of a Barbie and a Ken, Murder of a Snake in the Grass, and Murder of a Smart Cookie.
Tucker, Wilson genre: fiction
Wilson Tucker was born in Deer Creek. He was the editor and publisher of "Science Fiction News Letter" from 1945-1953. His books include Ice and Iron. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2003.
Turow, Scott genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Scott Turow is a Chicago attorney and author of the best-selling novels, Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Personal Injuries, and Reversible Errors. His earlier nonfiction book One L, about his first year at Harvard law school, is still widely read. His latest book is Ordinary Heroes.
Walker, David J. genre: mysterycover art
David Walker lives in Wilmette. He writes two mystery series, one features Chicago private detective Malachy Foley, the other features Kirsten and Dugan, a husband/wife private eye team. Titles include A Beer at a Bawdy House, No Show of Remorse, and All the Dead Fathers.
White, Curtis genre: fiction/nonfictioncover art
Curtis White is a professor of English at Illinois State University, Normal. His titles include Requiem,The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves, and America's Magic Mountain: A Novel.
Wills, Garry genre: nonfictioncover art
Garry Wills is professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University. Although his formal education is in classical studies, Mr. Wills is best known for his political and social commentaries. He is the author of more then 30 books, including "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, The Rosary, and Henry Adams and the Making of America.
Zubro, Mark Richard genre: mysterycover art
Lambda award winner Mark Zubro is a high school teacher in Mokena. He writes two mystery series involving gay characters. The Tom and Scott series features amateur detectives Tom Mason, a teacher, and his lover, Scott Carpenter, a baseball player. The Paul Turner series features a gay Chicago police detective. Titles include Here Comes the Corpse, Dead Egotistical Morons, File Under Dead, and Nerds Who Kill.
Compiled by Mary Boylan, Reader's Services, August 2003
Revised December 2005
Adapted from the Illinois State Library
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