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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction




Illinois Connection

Fine is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago's MFA program. She lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Julia Fine is the author of the critically acclaimed debut What Should Be Wild, which was short-listed for both the Bram Stoker Superior First Novel Award and the Chicago Review of Books Award. She teaches writing in Chicago, where she lives.

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Titles At Your Library


-- "What Should Be Wild"

-- *Washington Post Best Fantasy Book, May

-- *Refinery 29 Best May Book

-- *Chicago Review of Books Best May Book

-- *Verge Gripping Fantasy Novel, May

-- *Finalist, Bram Stoker Superior Achievement in a First Novel Award

-- *Short-listed, Chicago Review of Books Best Novel Prize

-- *Bustle Unmissable Debut of the Year

-- *Popsugar Best Book of the Year

-- *Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Summer 2018 Selection

-- *Starred Review, Publishes Weekly

-- *Starred Review, Library Journal


-- "The Upstairs House"

-- *Good Morning America Book of the Month Selection

-- *Popsugar Must-Read Book of the Month

-- *Buzzfeed Most Anticipated Book of the Year

-- *The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year