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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kevin Guilfoile  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Teaneck, New Jersey

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Illinois Connection

Guilfoile lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guilfoile is a best-selling author. His novels, ''Cast of Shadows'' and ''The Thousand'' are both set in Chicago and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1990. He was a founding partner of the Chicago design firm ''Coudal Partners'', and a creative director at that company for 11 years. Guilfoile's first novel Guilfoile is a contributor to ''The Morning News'', ''McSweeney's Quarterly Concern'' and ''McSweeney's Internet Tendency''. His essays have appeared in ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''The New Republic'', and ''''. His work has been included in anthologies ''Mirth of a Nation'', ''101 Damnations'', ''Chicago Noir'', and ''Chicago Blues''.

Published Works

  • My First Presidentiary : A Scrapbook by George W. Bush, Three Rivers Press, 2001 - written with John Warner
  • Cast of Shadows, Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
  • Wicker, Penguin Books Ltd, 2006
  • The Thousand, Knopf, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Modern humorist presents My first presidentiary :
ISBN: 0609808184. OCLC Number:

Three Rivers Press,. New York :. ©2001.

Cast of shadows /
ISBN: 1400078261. OCLC Number:

Knopf,. New York :. 2005.

When his daughter is brutally raped and murdered, Davis Moore, a Chicago fertility doctor specializing in reproductive cloning, comes up with a horrifying idea--to clone the murderer who killed his daughter from a vial of the killer's DNA.

Wicker /
ISBN: 0141021926. OCLC Number:

Michael Joseph,. London :. 2006.

The Thousand /
ISBN: 1400043093. OCLC Number:

Alfred A. Knopf,. New York :. 2010.

In an ambitious novel fusing historical fact with contemporary suspense, a gifted young woman races to find her father's killer and to free herself from the crossfire of a centuries-old civil war in which she has unknowingly become ensnared.--From publisher description.


Chicago Tribune Best Book for

Cast of Shadows

, 2005 Kansas City Star Best Book for

Cast of Shadows

, 2005 Best Debut Novel for

Love is Murder

, 2005

Speaking Engagements

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