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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Martin Seay  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Texas

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Illinois Connection

Seay works for the village of Wheeling.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martin Seay's fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in a variety of publications. He holds undergraduate degrees from Trinity University and an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina; he was also a 2005-2006 fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He currently lives in Chicago with his spouse, the writer Kathleen Rooney. The rights to adapt his debut novel, ''The Mirror Thief'', as a film have been acquired by Director Peter Chelsom and his collaborators Tinker Lindsay and John Albanis.


'The Mirror Thief ' Notable Book of the Year, New York Times Starred Review, Booklist Starred Review, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, NPR ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Martin Seay is represented by: Kent D. Wolf of The Friedrich Agency 19 West 21st Street, Suite 201 New York, NY 10010 212-317-8810 []

Selected Titles At Your Library

The mirror thief :
ISBN: 1612195148. OCLC Number: 918969694

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In sixteenth century Venice, the famed makers of Venetian glass faced death if they tried to leave the island ... but one man schemes to outwit the enforcers of the edict. In 1958 Venice Beach, California, and in today's Venetian casino in Las Vegas, other schemers launch similarly dangerous plans to get away with a secret. As the three stories weave together through time and space, the reader is drawn into a world of violence, and obsession.