Clara Orban

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General Information

Name: Clara Orban

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction



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Illinois Connection

Orban lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

A recipient of the DePaul Excellence in Teaching Award, Clara Orban, is a professor of French and Italian, and chair of the department of modern languages at DePaul University. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Along with her books on wine, Orban has written an award-winning novel, Terra Firma. A certified sommelier who has passed the first two levels of sommelier exams through the Court of Master Sommeliers in London, Orban has been teaching Geography 350: The World of Wine at DePaul since 2002 and has given lectures and presentations around the world.

Published Works

Illinois Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide, Southern Illinois University Press, 2014

Wine Lessons: Ten Questions to Guide Your Appreciation of Wine, Kendall Hunt , 2012

Terra Firma, Florida Academic Press , 2006

Body [in] Parts: Bodies and Identity in Sade and Guibert, Lehigh Univ Press, 1998

The Culture Of Fragments, Rodopi B.V.Editions , 1997

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Wine Lessons: Ten Questions to Guide Your Appreciation of Wine

ISBN: 1465202218
Release Date: 2012-03-29

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ISBN: 1890357197
Release Date: 2006-08-15

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The Culture Of Fragments.

ISBN: 9042001119
Release Date: 1997-01

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Literary Awards

  • CNW/FFWA Award for Fiction, 2nd Place, Terra Firma

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Clara Orban on WorldCat

Clara Orban on Amazon


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