Individual Author Record
Name: James McManusPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1951 in New York City, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMcManus lives in Kenilworth and teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJames McManus is a New York Times bestselling author. He is a poker player, teacher, novelist and poet. His work has appeared in ''The New Yorker'', ''Harper’s,'' ''The Believer'', ''Paris Review'', ''Esquire'', and in Best American anthologies for poetry, sports writing, science and nature, and magazine writing. Both of McManus' degrees came from the University of Illinois Chicago - Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and Master of Arts in 1977. He currently teaches writing and comparative literature at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, including a course on the literature and science of poker.McManus was interviewed by Dan Klefstad, Morning Edition Host & Book Series Editor of Northern Public Radio (WNIU/WNIJ/NIRIS) for the [https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/wnijreadwithme?source=feed_text&story_id=10208055647572719 #WNIJReadWithME] Winter Book Series. To access the December 28, 2015 interview, [http://northernpublicradio.org/post/education-poker-writer click here].
*''Antonio Salazar is Dead'', Syncline, 1979*''Out of the Blue'', Crown, 1984*''Chin Music'', Crown, 1985*''Curtains, New & Selected Stories'', Another Chicago Press, 1985*''Ghost Waves'', Grove Press, 1988*''Great America, Poems'', Harper Perennial, 1993*''Going to the Sun'', Harper Collins, 1996*''Positively Fifth Street, Murders, Cheetahs and Binion`s World Series of Poker'', Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004*''Physical'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2005*''Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009*''The Education of a Poker Player'', BOA Editions Ltd. 2015