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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  G.K. Wuori  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in DeKalb, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.gkwuori.com
-- G.K. Wuori on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=g.k.+wuori


Illinois Connection

I was born in St. Mary’s Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois. After graduation from DeKalb High School and Northern Illinois University, I earned a Ph. D. in philosophy from Purdue University. Following that, life’s adventures took me to Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois, Minnesota, and back to Illinois again. Odd how it happens, but I’m back in my hometown of DeKalb now. I’ve been writing for some twenty years now full-time with two of my most recent books, the novellas ''Now That I’m Ready To Tell You Everything'' and ''Infidelity'', being set in the mostly imaginary town of Emily Handy, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

G. K. Wuori is the author of over a hundred stories published throughout the world in the U.S., Japan, India, Germany, Spain, Algeria, Ireland, and Brazil. A Pushcart Prize winner and Illinois Arts Council Fellow, his work has appeared in such journals as ''The Gettysburg Review'', ''The Missouri Review'', ''The Barcelona Review'', ''Shenandoah'', ''The Kenyon Review'', ''Prairie Schooner'', ''StoryQuarterly'', ''The Massachusetts Review'', ''Mad Hatters Review'', ''TriQuarterly'', and ''Eclectica''. His story collection, ''Nude In Tub'', was a New Voices Award Nominee by the Quality Paperback Book Club and his novel, ''An American Outrage'', was Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year in fiction. He has published the novella, ''Now That I’m Ready To Tell You Everything'' (Vagabondage Press), and a new novella, ''Infidelity'', has been published by Mint Hill Books, Main Street Rag Publishing Company. He is Associate Editor of the literary journal, ''Kippis'', and currently lives in DeKalb, Illinois.


Awards


-- New Voices Nominee of the Quality Paperback Book Club, ''Nude In Tub''
-- Foreword Magazine Book of the Year in Fiction, ''An American Outrage''

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

I am available for speaking engagements, workshops, etc., generally for a fee but, depending on the venue, sometimes for free. Preferred areas are northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa. I can be reached by phone at 815-517-0832 or email at gkwuori at Hotmail dot com.

Selected Titles At Your Library

An American outrage :
ISBN: 1565122925. OCLC Number: 44516666

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,. .

Ellen Delay, a eccentric woman who earned her living dressing kills for local hunters, is gunned down by four policewomen in rural Maine.

Now that I'm ready to tell you everything
ISBN: 9780981919843. OCLC Number: 742361531

Vagabondage Pr.,. .

On a beautiful spring morning, Serena Callaway wanted nothing more than a quiet, meditative walk along the streets of her small town. Then she found a toe, a woman's big toe, recently pedicured, lying in the street, and began to realize that normal, along with quiet and certainly meditative, just might not be where things were headed that day. Now That I'm Ready To Tell You Everything is a quirky romp through a single morning, as a group of quite ordinary people try desperately to turn average moments into nutty adventures.--Page 4 of cover.

Nude in tub :
ISBN: 1565122232. OCLC Number: 39849460

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,. .

A collection of stories with twists for endings. In Revenge, a couple turn the tables on robbers, then go one better by torturing them. In Family, a lover of nature loves it less after being snowbound.