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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ira Glass  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland


Illinois Connection

Glass lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author attended Northwestern University for a time and then returned to Chicago where he co-hosted with NPR producer Gary Covino a radio program called "The Wild Room" on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. In 1995, he became host and producer of the award-winning ''This American Life'' program which is syndicated nationally by Public Radio International.

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