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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nina Burleigh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Burleigh was born in Chicago. She has a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Chicago, and a Master's in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nina Burleigh is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of six books. Her journalism career began by covering the Illinois Statehouse in Springfield, Illinois for the Associated Press. Today, she writes ''The Bombshell'' column at ''The New York Observer'' and has written for numerous publications including ''Rolling Stone'', ''Businessweek'', ''The New Yorker'', ''Time'', ''New York'' and ''The New York Times''. Burleigh currently resides in New York and is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico.

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-- In 2008, ''Mirage'' was selected as ''The New York Times'' as an editors' choice and won the Society of Women Educators' Award.