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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Clara Orban  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Orban lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

A recipient of the DePaul Excellence in Teaching Award, Clara Orban, is a professor of French and Italian, and chair of the department of modern languages at DePaul University. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Along with her books on wine, Orban has written an award-winning novel, Terra Firma. A certified sommelier who has passed the first two levels of sommelier exams through the Court of Master Sommeliers in London, Orban has been teaching Geography 350: The World of Wine at DePaul since 2002 and has given lectures and presentations around the world.

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-- *CNW/FFWA Award for Fiction, 2nd Place, ''Terra Firma''