Porter Shreve

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General Information

Name: Porter Shreve

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1966 in Washington DC

Website: www.portershreve.com

Email: portershreve@gmail.com

Illinois Connection

Shreve lives in Chicago and West LaFayette, Indiana with his wife and writer Bich Minh Nguyen.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shreve is the author of the acclaimed novel The Obituary Writer, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Book Sense 76 pick. Shreve, whom Lorrie Moore has hailed as a "wonderful and accomplished" writer, currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Purdue University.

Published Works

The Obituary Writer , Houghton-Mifflin, 2000

Drives Like A Dream, Houghton-Mifflin, 2005

When the White House Was Ours, Houghton-Mifflin, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Obituary Writer

ISBN: 0395981328
Release Date: 2000-06-07

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When the White House Was Ours

ISBN: 0618722106
Release Date: 2008-08-12

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Literary Awards

The Obituary Writer was a 2000 New York Times Notable Book and a Borders Original Voices selection.

Drives Like a Dream was a 2005 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year and a People "Great Reads" selection.

When the White House Was Ours was a 2008 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, for publicity questions, please contact:

Megan Wilson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

222 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02116

(617) 351-3377

External Links

Porter Shreve on WorldCat

Porter Shreve on Amazon


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