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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kevin Guilfoile  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1968 in Teaneck, New Jersey


Illinois Connection

Guilfoile lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guilfoile is a best-selling author. His novels, ''Cast of Shadows'' and ''The Thousand'' are both set in Chicago and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1990. He was a founding partner of the Chicago design firm ''Coudal Partners'', and a creative director at that company for 11 years. Guilfoile's first novel Guilfoile is a contributor to ''The Morning News'', ''McSweeney's Quarterly Concern'' and ''McSweeney's Internet Tendency''. His essays have appeared in ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''The New Republic'', and ''''. His work has been included in anthologies ''Mirth of a Nation'', ''101 Damnations'', ''Chicago Noir'', and ''Chicago Blues''.

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-- Chicago Tribune Best Book for ''Cast of Shadows'', 2005 Kansas City Star Best Book for ''Cast of Shadows'', 2005 Best Debut Novel for ''Love is Murder'', 2005