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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Claire Zulkey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YA Fiction

Born: 1979 in Evanston, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Zulkey was born and raised in Evanston. She still resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Claire Zulkey is an advertising copywriter. She graduated from Georgetown University and Northwestern University's Creative Writing Masters program. Her work has appeared in print in the Chicago Tribune, online at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, on stage at Second City, and over the airwaves on NPR. She also produces the Chicago literary humor reading series ''Funny Ha-Ha''. She and fellow friend and young adult author, John Green, started the series together.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''An Off Year''''' *Indie Next List, 2009 *Best Books for Young Adults, ALA, 2010