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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ira Glass  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland

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Illinois Connection

Glass lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author attended Northwestern University for a time and then returned to Chicago where he co-hosted with NPR producer Gary Covino a radio program called "The Wild Room" on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. In 1995, he became host and producer of the award-winning ''This American Life'' program which is syndicated nationally by Public Radio International.

Published Works

  • The New Kings of Non-fiction, Riverhead Trade , 2007
  • Radio: An Illustrated Guide, WBEZ Alliance, 1999
  • The Fairest Fowl: Portrait of Championship Chickens, Chronicle Books, 2001

Selected Titles At Your Library

The new kings of nonfiction /
ISBN: 1594482675. OCLC Number:

Riverhead Books,. New York :. 2007.

An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire. --From publisher description.

Radio :
ISBN: 0967967104. OCLC Number:

[WBEZ],. [Chicago, Ill.] :. ©2002.

The production of a segment of This American Life is the vehicle for an overview of many aspects of radio programming and production.

The fairest fowl :
ISBN: 081183137X. OCLC Number:

Chronicle Books,. San Francisco, Calif. :. ©2001.

Celebrates the pageantry of American poultry shows, provides portraits and location photography of the shows, explains the judging strategies and processes, and profiles the prize breeds.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Mr. Glass is represented by the Steven Barclay Agency, 12 Western Avenue, Petaluma, California. 888.965.7323