Charles Blackstone

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General Information

Name: Charles Blackstone

Pen Name: None

Born: 1977 in Chicago, Illinpois



Illinois Connection

Blackstone was born, raised and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

Published Works

  • The Week You Weren't Here, Low Fidelity Press, 2005
  • Vintage Attraction, Pegasus, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Vintage Attraction: A Novel

ISBN: 1605984825
Release Date: 2013-10-22

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Literary Awards

University of Colorado Barker Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Charles Blackstone on WorldCat

Charles Blackstone on Amazon


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