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Augustus Rose

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Rose currently resides in Chicago. He teaches fiction writing at the University of Chicago.

Biography: Augustus Rose grew up in Bolinas, California, and later moved to San Francisco. His screenplay ''Far From Cool'' was a finalist in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships. He has an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a BA in Film from UC Santa Barbara.

  • '''''The Readymade Thief '''''
  • -- Books to Read in August List, BBC 10, 2017
  • -- Indie Next List, 2017
  • -- Seven New Books You need to Read This Summer, Harper�s Bazaar, 2017
  • -- 11 Scary New Books Perfect For Your Campfire Reading This Summer, Bustle, 2

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Augustus Rose on WorldCat:

Selected Titles

The readymade thief /
ISBN: 0735221839 OCLC: 965739424

"Lee Cuddy is 17 years old and on the run. Betrayed by her family after taking the fall for a friend, Lee finds refuge in a cooperative of runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle. But the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight. And they believe Lee holds the key to it all. Aided by Tomi, a young hacker and artist with whom she has struck a wary alliance, Lee escapes into the unmapped corners of the city ... But the deeper she goes underground, the more tightly she finds herself bound in the strange web she's trying to elude. Desperate and out of options, Lee steps from the shadows to face who is after her--and why."--