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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1967 in New Haven, CT


Illinois Connection

Phair moved to Chicago with her family in 1976. She attended New Trier High School in Winnetka and lived in Chicago until 2001.

Biographical and Professional Information

Liz Phair is a Grammy-nominated singer songwriter whose debut album, Exile in Guyville, is considered by music critics to be a landmark of indie rock. She has been a recording artist and touring performer for over twenty-five years, paving the way for countless music artists, particularly women, who cite her among their major influences. She began her career in the early 1990s in Chicago by self-releasing audio cassettes under the name Girly-Sound.

Phair is also a noted visual artist who majored in studio art and art history at Oberlin College. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Atlantic. Horror Stories is her first book. She now resides in California.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """Horror Stories"""

-- *11 notable Chicago books of 2019, Chicago Tribune

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly