Bill Hillmann

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General Information

Name: Bill Hillmann

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction




Illinois Connection

Hillman lives in Chicago and is an MFA graduate of Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Hillmann is the author of the award winning, internationally acclaimed Chicago novel, The Old Neighborhood. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Washington Post, Newcity,, Chicago Tribune and broadcast on NPR.

An acclaimed live storyteller and the creator of the internationally acclaimed storytelling seriesThe Windy City Story Slam, Hillmann has told stories around the world. He is also a Local 2 Construction laborer and a former Chicago Golden Gloves boxing champion.

In his past, Hillman was a feared street brawler, gang affiliate, drug dealer and convict. Since 2005, he has run with the bulls in Spain and in July, 2014 he famously survived a near fatal goring. His memoir, Mozos: A Decade Running with the Bulls of Spain, explores how running with the bulls in Pamplona has changed his life.

Published Works

  • The Old Neighborhood: A Novel, Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2014
  • Mozos: A Decade Running with the Bulls of Spain, Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2015

Titles at Your Library

The Old Neighborhood: A Novel

ISBN: 1940430003
Release Date: 2014-04-29

Find on World Cat

Mozos: A Decade Running with the Bulls of Spain by Hillmann, Bill (July 7, 2015) Paperback

Release Date: 1700

Literary Awards

The Old Neighborhood

  • Best New Book, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Reader, Best of Chicago 2014

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Bill Hillmann on WorldCat


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