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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Raleigh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

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Raleigh is a lifelong Chicagoan. He grew up on the north side of Chicago, spending the first 11 years in the neighborhood around old Riverview amusement park, a neighborhood that is the setting for his novel ''In the Castle of the Flynns''. The family later moved to the area now called Wrigleyville. Michael attended DePaul Academy for high school, and then attended DePaul University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in English literature, with a minor in American history.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author of eight novels, Raleigh has received four Illinois Arts Council awards for fiction. He is an emeritus professor of English and History of the City Colleges, currently teaching at DePaul.


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Awards

-- Fellow of Illinois Arts Council 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989