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Name:  James P. Carroll  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1943 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

James Carroll was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Carroll was raised in Washington, D.C., and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969. He served as a chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974, then left the priesthood to become a writer. A distinguishedscholar-in-residence at Suffolk University, he is a columnist for the Boston Globe and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast.

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