Julia Keller

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General Information

Name: Julia Keller

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: in Huntington, West Virginia


Website: www.juliakeller.net/

Email: julia@juliakeller.net


Illinois Connection

Julia lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Julia Keller has a doctoral degree in English literature at Ohio State University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, and she's taught at the University of Chicago, Notre Dame, and Princeton. During her journalism career, she worked at The Ashland Daily Independent in Ashland, Ky.; The Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio; and The Chicago Tribune.

Keller joined the Chicago Tribune in 1998 and is a longtime cultural critic there, a position that was created explicitly for her. In 2005, she won the Pulitzer Prize for a feature she wrote on the aftermath of a 2004 tornado that ravaged Utica, Illinois. Keller also is guest essayist on the PBS program The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.

Published Works

Stand Alone Titles:

  • Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It , Viking, 2008
  • Back Home, EgmontUSA, 2009

Bell Elkins Series:

  • A Killing in The Hills, Minotaur, 2012
  • Bitter River, Minotaur, 2013
  • Summer of the Dead, Minotaur, 2014
  • Last Ragged Breath, Minotaur, 2015
  • Sorrow Road: A Novel, Minotaur, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It

ISBN: 1615513914
Release Date:

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Back Home

ISBN: 1606840053
Release Date: 2009-09-08

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A Killing in the Hills (Bell Elkins Novels)

ISBN: 1250003482
Release Date: 2012-08-21

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Bitter River: A Novel (Bell Elkins Novels)

ISBN: 1250003490
Release Date: 2013-09-03

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Summer of the Dead: A Novel (Bell Elkins Novels)

ISBN: 1250044731
Release Date: 2014-08-26

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Literary Awards

  • Pulitzer Prize for a feature written on the aftermath of the 2004 Utica, Illinois tornado, 2005


A Killing in the Hills

  • ILLINOIS READS Book List, Illinois Reading Council, 2014


Bitter River

  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Kirkus


Summer of the Dead

  • Starred Review, Kirkus


Last Ragged Breath

  • Starred Review, Kirkus


Sorrow Road

  • Starred Review, Booklist

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Julia Keller on WorldCat


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