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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James T. Farrell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: February 27, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: August 22, 1979

-- James T. Farrell on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Farrell was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago and wrote about Irish-American culture in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

James T. Farrell was an American novelist and is best known for his writings which focused on Irish-American culture in Chicago. He began writing when he was 21 years old.

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Titles At Your Library


  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012