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Charles Blackstone

Born: 1977 in Chicago, Illinpois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Blackstone was born, raised and currently resides in Chicago.

Biography: Blackstone is an author, editor and playwright. He has written the Chicago-based novel ''The Week You Weren't Here'' and co-edited the anthology ''The Art of Friction''. His plays ''Rogers Party'' and ''Corked'' have been produced by Chicago-area theater companies. His short fiction has appeared in ''Esquire'', ''Bridge'', and ''The Journal of Experimental Fiction''. He has also contributed to '''' and ''Modern Luxury''. Blackstone and his wife, master sommelier and host of WTTW's ''Check, Please!'' Alpana Singh are planning on resurrecting the booze-and-book-infused ''Bookslut'' reading series when she opens a new restaurant, ''The Boarding House'', in River North in late summer 2012. They reside in downtown Chicago.

  • University of Colorado Barker Award

Charles Blackstone on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The Week You Weren't Here
ISBN: 9781480425811 OCLC: 907451036

THE WEEK YOU WEREN'T HERE is a poignant and wry portrait of a young writer closing in on the last of his undergraduate days. Charles Blackstone's prose is a seamless match for Hunter's fragmented stream-of-consciousness. From encounters with the persistent stalker Kate, to the elusive Dewey, and the surprisingly independent sorority girl, Lila, Hunter exemplifies our longing for the defining moment--as fragile and quixotic a dream as life itself.

  Vintage attraction.
ISBN: 1605986291 OCLC: 870098430

Pegasus Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 2014.

A young English teacher falls glass-first into a love affair - and the world of wine - when he meets a famous and enchanting sommelier.