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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Croft  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa


Illinois Connection

Barbara lives in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara is the author of ''Moon's Crossing'', set at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Her work has been called "breathtaking" by Tim O'Brien and "magnificent" by Bharati Mukherjee. Croft has a writing style that is highly visual, poetic and spare.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Drue Heinz Prize for Literature in 1998 for ''Necessary Fictions'' *Society of Midland Authors award for adult fiction for ''Necessary Fictions'' *Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Society, 2000, for "Columbia", an early novella version of ''Moon's Crossing'' *Barbara was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.