Eric Charles May

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General Information

Name: Eric Charles May

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in Chicago



Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

May is a native Chicagoan. He grew up in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric Charles May is a former reporter for The Washington Post. Currently, he's an associate professor in the fiction writing program at Columbia College Chicago.

Published Works

Bedrock Faith, Akashic Books , 2014

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Bedrock Faith

  • Roxane Gay Top 10 Book, 2014
  • Booklist Top 10 First Novels, 2014
  • Chicago Reader Favorite Book, 2014
  • A Women's Book Group Discussion Selection, Women & Children First Bookstore
  • Oprah Magazine Ten Books to Pick Up Now, April 2014
  • Books to Read Now, Chicago Tribune/Printers Row
  • Notable African-American Title by Publishers Weekly
  • Newcity Lit 50 List, 2014

Personal/Body of Work

  • 21st Century Award (for significant recent achievement in writing by a Chicago-based author), Chicago Public Library
  • One of 25 Writers to Watch, Guild Literary Complex

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Eric Charles May on WorldCat


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