Gary Rivlin

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Name: Gary Rivlin

Pen Name: None

Born: 1958 in New York City

Website: www.garyrivlin.com

Email: grivlin@mindspring.com



Photo Credit: Cathrine Westergaard


Illinois Connection

Lived in Cook County for 10 years

Biographical and Professional Information

Through most of his twenties, Gary Rivlin worked as a staff writer at the Chicago Reader, where he wrote primarily about Chicago politics. He inaugurated a regular “City Hall” column and for a time co-wrote (with his good friend Ted Cox) the paper’s “Hot Type” column but mainly wrote long cover articles delving into the politics dominating Chicago in the 1980s, when the city elected Harold Washington as its first black mayor. That experience led to his first book, Fire on the Prairie: Harold Washington and the Politics of Race, winner of the 1992 Carl Sandburg Award for best non-fiction and also the Chicago Sun-Times’s non-fiction book of the year.

Published Works

  • Fire on the Prairie, Chicago`s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race , Holt, 1993
  • Drive-by, Holt, 1996
  • The Plot to Get Bill Gates, An Irreverent Investigation of the World`s Richest Man...and the People Who Hate Him , Times Books, 2000
  • The Godfather of Silicon Valley, Ron Conway and the Fall of the Dot.coms, AtRandom.com, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Fire on the Prairie: Chicago's Harold Washington and the Politics of Race

ISBN: 0805026983
Release Date: 1993-03

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Drive By

ISBN: 0704380129
Release Date: 1996-05-01

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The Plot to Get Bill Gates: An Irreverent Investigation of the World's Richest Man... and the People Who Hate Him

ISBN: 0812990730
Release Date: 2000-07-18

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The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ron Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms

ASIN: B000FC1IBS
Release Date: 2001-11-06


Literary Awards

Carl Sandburg Award for Non-fiction for Fire on the Prairie

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Gary Rivlin on WorldCat

Gary Rivlin on Amazon

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