Individual Author Record
Name: Alex ShakerPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: 1968 in Brooklyn, NY Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAlex now lives in Chicago, Illinois
Biographical and Professional InformationAlex Shakar’s latest novel, Luminarium, was the winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. It was also named a Notable Book of the year by The Washington Post, an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times, and a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, the Austin Chronicle, and the Kansas City Star. His novel The Savage Girl was a New York Times Notable Book. His story collection City in Love won the FC2 National Fiction Competition. A Brooklyn native, he now lives in Chicago, and teaches fiction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
*''The Savage Girl '', Harper, 2001*''City in Love: The New York Metamorphoses '', Fiction collection, 1996*''Look Sauvage (Translated by Daniel Lemoine)'', Au diable Vauvert, 2003*''Luminarium'', SoHo, 2012