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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: February 27, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Farrell was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago and wrote about Irish-American culture in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

James T. Farrell was an American novelist and is best known for his writings which focused on Irish-American culture in Chicago. He began writing when he was 21 years old.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Emerson-Thoreau Medal, 1979

-- *St. Louis Literary Award, Saint Louis University Library Associates

-- *Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

-- *Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990