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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adam McOmber  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1975 Van Wert, Ohio


Illinois Connection

McOmber teaches at Columbia College in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam McOmber is the Assistant Director of the Creative Nonfiction program at Columbia College, where he teaches both creative nonfiction and mythology, and the associate editor of the college’s literary magazine ''Hotel Amerika''. His first book, the short story collection “This New and Poisonous Air,” received nominations for 2012 Pushcart Prizes and Best American Fantasy. His second book is the novel, “The White Forest,” which features a protagonist who can see the souls of objects.

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