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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: in Detroit, Michigan


Illinois Connection

Hasak-Lowy moved to Evanston, Illinois in 2010 and resides there still today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Todd Hasak-Lowy has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkley. For eight years, he was a professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of Florida. During that time, he published scholarly articles and the book, Here and Now: History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction. He has also translated the books. Since moving to Chicago, Hasak-Lowy has turned to writing full-time and has taught various creative writing courses at different institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois - Chicago. While his first books were written more for an adult audience, he has since moved into writing books geared more toward young readers.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''33 Minutes''''' *2015 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You''''' *2016 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''Somewhere There is Still a Sun''''' *National Jewish Book Award Finalist, Young Adult Literature, Jewish Book Council, 2016