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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrew Santella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Loyola University. He now lives about 50 miles outside Chicago with his wife and son.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Santella is an independent writer and editor. His work appears frequently in GQ and the New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Slate, Details, the New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Reader, Commonweal, Chicago Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Nickelodeon and the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of about sixty nonfiction books for kids, most on topics in American history. He is also managing editor of Elmhurst College’s Prospect Magazine.

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