Pen Name: None
Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois
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.
- 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
Release Date: 2010-04-13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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