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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  G.K. Wuori  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in DeKalb, Illinois


Illinois Connection

I was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois. After graduation from DeKalb High School and Northern Illinois University, I earned a Ph. D. in philosophy from Purdue University. Following that, life’s adventures took me to Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois, Minnesota, and back to Illinois again. Odd how it happens, but I’m back in my hometown of DeKalb now. I’ve been writing for some twenty years now full-time with two of my most recent books, the novellas ''Now That I’m Ready To Tell You Everything'' and ''Infidelity'', being set in the mostly imaginary town of Emily Handy, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

G. K. Wuori is the author of over a hundred stories published throughout the world in the U.S., Japan, India, Germany, Spain, Algeria, Ireland, and Brazil. A Pushcart Prize winner and Illinois Arts Council Fellow, his work has appeared in such journals as ''The Gettysburg Review'', ''The Missouri Review'', ''The Barcelona Review'', ''Shenandoah'', ''The Kenyon Review'', ''Prairie Schooner'', ''StoryQuarterly'', ''The Massachusetts Review'', ''Mad Hatters Review'', ''TriQuarterly'', and ''Eclectica''. His story collection, ''Nude In Tub'', was a New Voices Award Nominee by the Quality Paperback Book Club and his novel, ''An American Outrage'', was Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year in fiction. He has published the novella, ''Now That I’m Ready To Tell You Everything'' (Vagabondage Press), and a new novella, ''Infidelity'', has been published by Mint Hill Books, Main Street Rag Publishing Company. He is Associate Editor of the literary journal, ''Kippis'', and currently lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *New Voices Nominee of the Quality Paperback Book Club, ''Nude In Tub''

-- *Foreword Magazine Book of the Year in Fiction, ''An American Outrage''