Alex Shaker

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General Information

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Name: Alex Shaker

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1968 in Brooklyn, NY



Illinois Connection

Alex now lives in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Alex Shakar’s latest novel, Luminarium, was the winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. It was also named a Notable Book of the year by The Washington Post, an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times, and a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, the Austin Chronicle, and the Kansas City Star. His novel The Savage Girl was a New York Times Notable Book. His story collection City in Love won the FC2 National Fiction Competition. A Brooklyn native, he now lives in Chicago, and teaches fiction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Works

  • The Savage Girl , Harper, 2001
  • City in Love: The New York Metamorphoses , Fiction collection, 1996
  • Look Sauvage (Translated by Daniel Lemoine), Au diable Vauvert, 2003
  • Luminarium, SoHo, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Savage Girl

ISBN: 0066209870
Release Date: 2001-09-18

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City in Love: The New York Metamorphoses

ISBN: 157366023X
Release Date: 1996-11-08

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Look sauvage

ISBN: 2846260478
Release Date: 2003-02-03

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ISBN: 1616951834
Release Date: 2012-05-08

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Literary Awards

  • Luminarium, Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction
  • City in Love, FC2 National Fiction Competition

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Alex Shaker on WorldCat

Alex Shaker on Amazon


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