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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eric Charles May  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: in Chicago


Illinois Connection

May is a native Chicagoan. He grew up in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric Charles May is a former reporter for The Washington Post. Currently, he's an associate professor in the fiction writing program at Columbia College Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Bedrock Faith''''' *Roxane Gay Top 10 Book, 2014 *Booklist Top 10 First Novels, 2014 *Chicago Reader Favorite Book, 2014 *A Women's Book Group Discussion Selection, Women & Children First Bookstore *Oprah Magazine Ten Books to Pick Up Now, April 2014 *Books to Read Now, Chicago Tribune/Printers Row *Notable African-American Title by Publishers Weekly *Newcity Lit 50 List, 2014 '''Personal/Body of Work''' *21st Century Award (for significant recent achievement in writing by a Chicago-based author), Chicago Public Library *One of 25 Writers to Watch, Guild Literary Complex