Cari Lynn

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General Information

Name: Cari Lynn

Pen Name: None

Born: in


Email: See website

Illinois Connection

Lynn is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

A Chicagoan-area native, Cari Lynn spent two years undercover on the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to write the narrative nonfiction, Leg the Spread, focusing on the handful of women traders who braved the vicious, high-stakes trading pits. In The Whistleblower, Lynn wrote the story of police officer and UN peacekeeper Kathryn Bolkovac, who blew the whistle on a sex trafficking scandal (Bolkovac was recently honored in Chicago with the Rising Voice of Woman Award). Lynn's first novel (historical fiction) will be out February 25th from Penguin/Plume, entitled Madam: A Novel of New Orleans. Lynn holds a Master's in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Loyola and Columbia College.

Published Works

  • Leg The Spread, Broadway Books, 2004
  • The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 - written with Kathryn Bolkovac
  • MADAM: A Novel of New Orleans, to be released by Penguin/Plume in February 2014

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Leg the Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside the Trillion-Dollar Boys' Club of Commodities Trading

ISBN: 0767908562
Release Date: 2005-10

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The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice

ISBN: 0230108024
Release Date: 2011-01-04

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Madam: A Novel of New Orleans

ISBN: 0142180629
Release Date: 2014-02-25

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Cari Lynn on WorldCat

Cari Lynn on Amazon


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