Tawni O`Dell

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General Information

Name: Tawni O`Dell

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1964 in Indiana, Pennsylvania

Website: www.tawniodell.com


Illinois Connection

Tawni O'Dell graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania where she now lives with her two children and her husband.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity.

Published Works

  • Back Roads, Viking Penguin, 2000
  • Coal Run, Viking Penguin, 2004
  • Sister Mine: A Novel, Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition, 2008
  • Sister Mine, John Murray, 2008
  • Fragile Beast, Crown, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Back Roads

Release Date: 2004-05-31

Sister Mine

ISBN: 0719556775
Release Date: 2008-01-10

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

  • New York Times bestselling author of the novels Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah's Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection
  • Back Roads is currently in development to be made into a film by Michael Ohoven at Infinity Media

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Tawni O`Dell on WorldCat

Tawni O`Dell on Amazon


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