William Elliott Hazelgrove

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General Information

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Name: William Elliott Hazelgrove

Pen Name: William Hazelgrove

Born: 1959 in Richmond, Virginia

Genre: Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Adult

Website: http://www.billhazelgrove.com/index.html

Blog: http://www.theviewfromhemingwaysattic.com/

Email: bhazelgrove@gmail.com

Illinois Connection

Hazelgrove's family moved to Chicago when he was fourteen. After college, he returned to the Chicago area. He currently resides in St. Charles.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Elliott Hazelgrove has a Masters in History and is the best-selling author of ten novels and two works of nonfiction. His books have hit the National Bestseller List, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, Literary Guild Selections, History Book Club Bestsellers, Junior Library Guild Selections, and ALA Editor's Choice Awards. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer-in- Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway's birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR's All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, RichmondTimes Dispatch, USA Today, People, NBC, WBEZ, WGN, and American History TV CSPAN. He also runs a political cultural blog, The View from Hemingway's Attic.

Published Works

  • Ripples, Pantonne Press, 1992
  • Tobacco Sticks, Bantam, 1997
  • Mica Highways, Bantam, 1998
  • Rocket Man, Koehler Books, 2013
  • The Pitcher, Koehler Books, 2013
  • Real Santa, Koehler Books, 2014
  • Jack Pine, Koehler Books, 2015
  • The Pitcher 2: Seventh Inning Stretch, Koehler Books, 2015
  • The Bad Author, Black Rose Writing, 2015
  • My Best Year, Koehler Books, 2016
  • Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson, Regnery History, 2016
  • Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt, Regnery History, 2017
  • Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017
  • Shots Fired in Terminal 2, Prometheus Books, forthcoming
  • The First Twelve Seconds, Prometheus Books, forthcoming

Titles at Your Library


ISBN: 0963005294
Release Date: 2009-03-18

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Tobacco Sticks

ISBN: 0553762427
Release Date: 1997-06-30

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Mica Highways

ISBN: 0553762397
Release Date: 1998-11-03

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The Pitcher

ISBN: 1938467590
Release Date: 2013-09-01

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Real Santa

ISBN: 194019296X
Release Date: 2014-10-01

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The Pitcher 2: Seventh Inning Stretch

ISBN: 1633930025
Release Date: 2015-09-01

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The Bad Author

ISBN: 1612965687
Release Date: 2015-08-28

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Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

ISBN: 162157475X
Release Date: 2016-10-17

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Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

ISBN: 1621574768
Release Date: 2017-05-01

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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago

ISBN: 1442272260
Release Date: 2017-09-15

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Literary Awards

Forging A President

  • History Book Club Selection

Madame President

  • Literary Guild Selection
  • History Book Club Selection
  • Editors Pick, Foreword Reviews

Real Santa

  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Booklist

The Pitcher

  • Selection for Fall, Junior Library Guild
  • Bestseller List for Hispanic Fiction, Amazon
  • Bestseller List for Baseball, Amazon

Tobacco Sticks

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Book of the Month Club Selection


  • Editor’s Choice Award, ALA Booklist

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Library Program Information: http://williamhazelgrove.com/libraries/

Representation: Savvy Literary

Contact: Leticia Gomez at savvyliterary@yahoo.com

External Links

William Elliott Hazelgrove on WorldCat


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