G.K. Wuori

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General Information

Name: G.K. Wuori

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in DeKalb, Illinois

Website: www.gkwuori.com

Email: gkwuori@hotmail.com

Illinois Connection

I was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois. After graduation from DeKalb High School and Northern Illinois University, I earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University. Following that, life’s adventures took me to Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois, Minnesota, and back to Illinois again. Odd how it happens, but I’m back in my hometown of DeKalb now. I’ve been writing for some twenty years now full-time with two of my most recent books, the novellas Now That I’m Ready To Tell You Everything and Infidelity, being set in the mostly imaginary town of Emily Handy, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

G. K. Wuori is the author of over a hundred stories published throughout the world in the U.S., Japan, India, Germany, Spain, Algeria, Ireland, and Brazil. A Pushcart Prize winner and Illinois Arts Council Fellow, his work has appeared in such journals as The Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review, The Barcelona Review, Shenandoah, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, StoryQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Mad Hatters Review, TriQuarterly, and Eclectica. His story collection, Nude In Tub, was a New Voices Award Nominee by the Quality Paperback Book Club and his novel, An American Outrage, was Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year in fiction. He has published the novella, Now That I’m Ready To Tell You Everything (Vagabondage Press), and a new novella, Infidelity, has been published by Mint Hill Books, Main Street Rag Publishing Company. He is Associate Editor of the literary journal, Kippis, and currently lives in DeKalb, Illinois.

Published Works

Nude in Tub, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1999

An American Outrage, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2000

Now That I'm Ready To Tell You Everything, Vagabondage Press LLC, 2011

Titles at Your Library

Nude in Tub: Stories of Quillifarkeag, Maine

ISBN: 1565122232
Release Date: 1999-03-01

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An American Outrage: A Novel of Quillifarkeag, Maine

ISBN: 1565122925
Release Date: 2000-10-06

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Now That I'm Ready to Tell You Everything

ISBN: 0981919847
Release Date: 2011-06-18

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Literary Awards

  • New Voices Nominee of the Quality Paperback Book Club, Nude In Tub
  • Foreword Magazine Book of the Year in Fiction, An American Outrage

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

I am available for speaking engagements, workshops, etc., generally for a fee but, depending on the venue, sometimes for free. Preferred areas are northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa. I can be reached by phone at 815-517-0832 or email at gkwuori at Hotmail dot com.

External Links

G.K. Wuori on WorldCat


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