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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Augustus Rose  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mysteries

Audience: Adult;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Rose lives in Chicago. He teaches at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Augustus Rose grew up in Bolinas, California, and later moved to San Francisco. Augustus Rose’s debut novel ''The Readymade Thief'' came out from Viking Books in 2017. His screenplay ''Far From Cool'' was a finalist in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships. He has an MA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a BA in Film from UC Santa Barbara.Currently residing in Chicago, Rose teaches fiction writing at the University of Chicago.

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Titles At Your Library


The Readymade Thief

  • Books to Read in August List, BBC 10, 2017
  • Indie Next List, 2017
  • Seven New Books You need to Read This Summer, Harperís Bazaar, 2017
  • 11 Scary New Books Perfect For Your Campfire Reading This Summer, Bustle, 2017
  • Top 5 Beach-ready Reads from Chicago Authors, Michigan Avenue Magazine, 2017
  • Six Books to Put on Your Summer Reading List, Chicago Magazine, 2017
  • Chill out with these 20 Books for Summer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2017
  • 25 Books You Need to Read This Summer, Chicago Review, 2017
  • Top 10 Books to Read This Spring, The Observer, 2017
  • 15 New Summer Thrillers Thatíll Have You Sleeping with the Lights On, Pure Wow, 2017
  • Finalist, Chicago Review of Books Award, 2017

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

  • Literary Representation
  • Julie at The Book Group
  • Publicity
  • Alison and Olivia
  • Film Representation
  • Michelle