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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leslie Stella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Leslie Stella has lived in both Cook and Lake County in Illinois. Her books are set in Chicago and include numerous historical, cultural and social references to the city and Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Writer Leslie Stella was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Marquette University before moving to Chicago and starting the zine, Lumpen for which she served as editor and co-publisher. Leslie edited the monthly magazine, which focused on culture and political commentary, from 1992 to 2000. Leslie Stella then moved on to writing novels, starting with ''Fat Bald Jeff.''

Published Works

  • Fat Bald Jeff, Grove Press, 2001
  • The Easy Hour, Three Rivers Press, 2003
  • Unimaginable Zero Summer, Three Rivers Press, 2005

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fat bald Jeff :
ISBN: 0802137725. OCLC Number:

Grove Press,. New York :. ©2001.

A wild spoof of office politics pits two misfits in a plot to overthrow the office hierarchy through underground Web publishing.

The easy hour /
ISBN: 0609809725. OCLC Number:

Three Rivers Press,. New York :. ©2003.

Unimaginable zero summer :
ISBN: 1400081025. OCLC Number:

Three Rivers Press,. New York :. ©2005.

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