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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stephen Elliott  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1971 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.stephenelliott.com
-- Stephen Elliott on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=stephen+elliott

E-Mail: -- tribe@stephenelliott.com


Illinois Connection

Elliott is a native of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stephen Elliott spent the ages of 13 through 18 in state custody, growing up in juvenile detention facilities, group homes, and foster care. After being shunted through the various institutions run by the Illinois Department of Child & Family Services, Elliott came into the good care of the Jewish Children’s Bureau. From there, he went back to school and graduated from high school; earning a scholarship to the University of Illinois. After receiving his BA, he went on to Northwestern for an MA in Film Studies. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Currently, Elliott currently lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing at Stanford University and has served as the Coordinator of the University’s Writer’s Studio. He is a frequent contributor to ''GQ'', ''Esquire'', ''The Village Voice'', the ''San Francisco Chronicle'', ''The Believer'', ''McSweeney’s'', ''The Sun'' and ''The Huffington Post''. Elliott is also the founder of ''The Progressive Reading Series'' which helps authors raise money and participate on behalf of progressive candidates and causes across the country. He also continues to be an advocate for reform in our child welfare system.


Awards

Happy Baby


-- Finalist, Young Lions Award
-- Silver Medal, California Book Award
-- Favorite Books of 2004, New York Newsday
-- Top 10 Books of the Year , Salon
-- Top 5 Books of 2004, Newcity Chicago
-- Favorite Books of the Year, Village Voice

Looking Forward to It


-- Favorite Books of the Year, Village Voice

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Happy baby :
ISBN: 033043831X. OCLC Number: 317418283

Picador,. .

Theo is haunted by memories of his past and returns to Chicago to track down an old girlfriend.

Life without consequences.
ISBN: 1849821976. OCLC Number: 934436994

M P Publishing Limited,. .

Looking forward to it :
ISBN: 9781466835900. OCLC Number: 872617006

Picador,. .

Stephen Elliott does not know what to think of American voters, this year's desperate and heated run for presidency, or the legitimacy of the political system. He doesn't know whether to love John Kerry or try to love Howard Dean or try, simply, to get excited about Politics. But what he does know is that most Americans are as confused, taxed and broken-hearted as he is. Looking Forward To It is the chronicle of one ordinary fellow's skeptical -- and hilarious -- journey through the election process. It is on the campaign trail that he will meet washed-out campaign managers, idealistic publicists, corrupt journalists, world-weary auditorium janitors, recovering drug addicts, and, of course, politicians. His report documents a journey into the center of the thing, our country, where Americans high and low come together to participate in the most profound gesture of democracy: the election.

Looking forward to it, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the American electoral process /
ISBN: 0312424159. OCLC Number: 56057923

Picador,. .

Stephen Elliott does not know what to think of American voters, this year's desperate and heated run for presidency, or the legitimacy of the political system. He doesn't know whether to love John Kerry or try to love Howard Dean or try, simply, to get excited about Politics. But what he does know is that most Americans are as confused, taxed and broken-hearted as he is.

My girlfriend comes to the city and beats me up /
ISBN: 1573442550. OCLC Number: 69124443

Cleis Press,. .

The Adderall diaries :
ISBN: 9781555975388. OCLC Number: 317928616

Graywolf Press,. .

In the spring of 2007, a brilliant computer programmer named Hans Reiser stands accused of murdering his estranged wife, Nina. Despite a mountain of circumstantial evidence against him, he proclaims his innocence. The case takes a twist when Nina's former lover, and Hans's former best friend, Sean Sturgeon, confesses to eight unrelated murders that no one has ever heard of. At the time of Sturgeon's confession, Stephen Elliot is paralyzed by writer's block, in the thrall of Adderall dependency, and despondent over the state of his romantic life. But he is fascinated by Sturgeon, whose path he has often crossed in San Francisco's underground S&M scene. What kind of person, he wonders, confesses to a murder he likely did not commit? One answer is, perhaps, a man like Elliott's own father. So begins a journey through a neon landscape of false confessions, self-medication, and torturous sex.

What it means to love you :
ISBN: 1931561184. OCLC Number: 49627655

MacAdam/Cage,. .

What it means to love you :
ISBN: 9781596928787. OCLC Number: 568222148

MP Pub. Ltd.,. .