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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brigid Pasulka  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


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Illinois Connection

Pasulka spent most of her childhood in a farming township in Central Illinois. She is a graduate of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brigid Pasulka was born and raised in rural Illinois and has lived in Poland, Russia, Germany and Italy. She currently teaches English at a Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago.


Awards

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True


-- Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2010
-- Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection

The Sun and Other Stars


-- Indie Next Pick, February 2014
-- Editor's Choice, Chicago Tribune
-- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc''' Literary Management [mailto:wendy@wsherman.com wendy@wsherman.com] 212-279-9027 '''Publicity ''' Joanna Pinsker Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [mailto:joanna.pinsker@hmhpub.com joanna.pinsker@hmhpub.com] 212-420-5824

Selected Titles At Your Library

A long, long time ago and essentially true
ISBN: 9780547336282. OCLC Number: 441152717

Mariner Books,. .

Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Kraków, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future.

A long, long time ago and essentially true /
ISBN: 0547055072. OCLC Number: 276228946

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,. .

Half a century after the marriage of her Polish grandparents is marred by World War II and a painful tragedy, Beata recreates their journey to Kraków, where she encounters a youth culture torn between the city's past and future.

The sun and other stars /
ISBN: 1451667116. OCLC Number: 806291787

Simon & Schuster,. .

Adrift in a soccer-obsessed seaside village on the Italian Riviera, a young man who has recently lost his mother and brother struggles to bond with his emotionally absent father before being drawn into the world of a scandalous soccer star and his tough-love sister.

The sun and other stars :
ISBN: 9781451667127. OCLC Number: 892938876

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In the seaside town of San Benedetto, soccer (or calcio) is more than just a sport: it's an obsession. Twenty-two-year-old Etto, however, couldn't care less about soccer. His beloved twin brother Luca, a rising soccer star, died tragically in a motorcycle accident, and their Californian mother, unable to cope with her grief, drowned herself on the anniversary of Luca's death. This has left Etto alone to tend the butcher shop--where his father barely seems to take in his presence and entrusts him with only the most basic tasks. But then Yuri Fil, a Ukrainian soccer star who Etto's father idolizes, takes refuge from the paparazzi in a nearby villa, and Etto accidentally falls into Yuri's orbit--and that of Yuri's beautiful and tough sister, Zhuki. Under their influence, he begins to learn a few life lessons: that the game of soccer might not be a total waste of time, that he might not in fact be a total loser--and that San Benedetto, his father, love, and life itself might have more to offer him than he would have ever believed possible.