Individual Author Record
Name: Gary RivlinPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1958 in New York City Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLived in Cook County for 10 years
Biographical and Professional InformationThrough 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.
*''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