Katherine Shonk

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General Information

Name: Katherine Shonk

Pen Name: None

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: www.katherineshonk.com

Email: kshonk@hbs.edu

Illinois Connection

Katherine was born in Chicago and raised in Evanston. She currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shonk attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, she studied psychology and began writing short stories. After graduating, she worked as a secretary and an editor in the Chicago area for several years. In late 1995, she moved to Moscow for a year. After returning to the United States, Shonk entered the M.A. program in creative writing at the University of Texas. After returning to Evanston in 1999, she worked long-distance as an editor and researcher for Harvard Business School.

Published Works

  • The Red Passport, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
  • You Can't Enlarge the Pie: Six Barriers to Effective Government, 2001 co-authored with Max H. Bazerman and Jonathan Baron
  • Happy Now?, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Happy Now?: A Novel

ISBN: 0374281432
Release Date: 2010-04-13

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Literary Awards

The Red Passport

  • Society of Midland Authors Book Award, Honorable Mention for Adult Fiction, 2004
  • Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Shonk is available for readings and book club meetings in the Chicago area. Please send questions or requests to contact@katherineshonk.com.

External Links

Katherine Shonk on WorldCat

Katherine Shonk on Amazon


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