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G.K. Wuori

Born: in DeKalb, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: I was born in St. Maryís 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, lifeís adventures took me to Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois, Minnesota, and back to Illinois again. Odd how it happens, but Iím back in my hometown of DeKalb now. Iíve been writing for some twenty years now full-time with two of my most recent books, the novellas ''Now That Iím Ready To Tell You Everything'' and ''Infidelity'', being set in the mostly imaginary town of Emily Handy, Illinois.

Biography: 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 Magazineís Book of the Year in fiction. He has published the novella, ''Now That Iím 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.

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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

G.K. Wuori on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

An American outrage :
ISBN: 1565122925 OCLC: 44516666

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. : 2000.

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: 742361531

Vagabondage Pr., Apollo Beach, Fla. : 2011.

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: 39849460

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. : 1999.

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.