Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: Ted McClelland Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1967 in Lansing, Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMcClelland lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationEdward McClelland was born in Lansing, Mich., and attended both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Like so many Michiganders of his generation, he now lives in Chicago, Illinois. Most recently, he is the author of "How to Speak Midwestern," which The New York Times called "a dictionary wrapped in some serious dialectology inside a gift book." His book, "Nothin' But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hopes of America's Industrial Heartland," was inspired by seeing the Fisher Body plant across the street from his old high school torn down. After getting his start in journalism at the Lansing State Journal, he later worked as a staff writer for the Chicago Reader. His book "The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes" won the 2008 Great Lakes Book Award in General Nonfiction. Ted's writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Salon, Slate, and The Guardian.
'''Written under the name Edward McClelland:''' '''Written under the name Ted McClelland:''' *''Horseplay: Life At the Track'', Chicago Review Press, 2007 *''Nothin' But Blue Skies'', Bloomsbury Press, 2013 *''The Third Coast'', Chicago Review Press, 2008 *''Young Mr. Obama'', Bloomsbury Press, 2010