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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Katherine Shonk  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois

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Katherine was born in Chicago and raised in Evanston. She currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shonk attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, she studied psychology and began writing short stories. After graduating, she worked as a secretary and an editor in the Chicago area for several years. In late 1995, she moved to Moscow for a year. After returning to the United States, Shonk entered the M.A. program in creative writing at the University of Texas. After returning to Evanston in 1999, she worked long-distance as an editor and researcher for Harvard Business School.


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Awards

-- ''The Red Passport'' *Society of Midland Authors Book Award, Honorable Mention for Adult Fiction, 2004 *Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year