Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Blackwell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: Washington D.C.


Illinois Connection

Blackwell graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She currently resides in Skokie.

Biographical and Professional Information

As the daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Elizabeth Blackwell grew up in Washington, D.C., interspersed with stints in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. She majored in history at Northwestern University and received her master's in journalism from Columbia University, which led to a career as an editor and writer for a number of publications. She now writes fiction from her home office in the Chicago suburbs.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''While Beauty Slept'', 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book