Kevin Guilfoile

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General Information

Name: Kevin Guilfoile

Pen Name: None

Born: 1968 in Teaneck, New Jersey

Website: and


Illinois Connection

Guilfoile lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guilfoile is a best-selling author. His novels, Cast of Shadows and The Thousand are both set in Chicago and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1990. He was a founding partner of the Chicago design firm Coudal Partners, and a creative director at that company for 11 years. Guilfoile's first novel

Guilfoile is a contributor to The Morning News, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and His work has been included in anthologies Mirth of a Nation, 101 Damnations, Chicago Noir, and Chicago Blues.

Published Works

  • My First Presidentiary : A Scrapbook by George W. Bush, Three Rivers Press, 2001 - written with John Warner
  • Cast of Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
  • Wicker, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006
  • The Thousand, Knopf, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

My First Presidentiary : A Scrapbook by George W. Bush

ISBN: 0609808184
Release Date: 2001-03

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Cast of Shadows: A Novel

ISBN: 1400078261
Release Date: 2006-05-23

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ISBN: 0141021926
Release Date: 2006

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The Thousand

ISBN: 1400043093
Release Date: 2010-08-24

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Literary Awards

Chicago Tribune Best Book for Cast of Shadows, 2005

Kansas City Star Best Book for Cast of Shadows, 2005

Best Debut Novel for Love is Murder, 2005

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Kevin Guilfoile on WorldCat

Kevin Guilfoile on Amazon

Kevin Guilfoile on Facebook


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