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Claire Zulkey

Born: 1979 in Evanston, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Zulkey was born and raised in Evanston. She still resides there today.

Biography: Claire Zulkey is an advertising copywriter. She graduated from Georgetown University and Northwestern University's Creative Writing Masters program. Her work has appeared in print in the Chicago Tribune, online at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, on stage at Second City, and over the airwaves on NPR. She also produces the Chicago literary humor reading series ''Funny Ha-Ha''. She and fellow friend and young adult author, John Green, started the series together.


Awards:
    '''''An Off Year'''''
  • -- Indie Next List, 2009
  • -- Best Books for Young Adults, ALA, 2010

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Email: clairezulkey@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zulkeypage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zulkey?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Website: http://www.zulkey.com
Claire Zulkey on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=claire++zulkey


Selected Titles

An off year
ISBN: 9781101140246 OCLC: 533380610

Dutton, New York : 2009.

Upon arriving at her dorm room, eighteen-year-old Cecily decides to postpone her freshman year of college and return to her Chicago home, where she spends a year pondering what went wrong while forging new relationships with family and friends.

An off year /
ISBN: 0525421599 OCLC: 277086123

Dutton, New York : ©2009.

Upon arriving at her dorm room, eighteen-year-old Cecily decides to postpone her freshman year of college and return to her Chicago home, where she spends a year pondering what went wrong while forging new relationships with family and friends.

Best frenemies.
ISBN: 0062318454 OCLC: 885225329

"Side by side by side? Alice Kinney shouldn't be nervous about starting middle school. She's got her best friend, Cassidy, by her side, so it can't be that bad, right? Except, Cass isn't at her side. For the first time since kindergarten, Alice and Cassidy aren't in any of the same classes, and Alice is stuck with a brand-new crew in honors class! The girls try to stay in touch from across the hallway with the help of a shared notebook--but when Alice accidentally befriends not-so-nice Nikki from Cassidy's dance class, she keeps it to herself. Cass will never understand. That is, not until Alice shows her that Nikki is just misunderstood, right? Alice juggles both friendships, waiting for the right moment to tell everyone the truth. But then, disaster strikes: Cass's play and Nikki's math competition fall on the same night. Neither girl will ever forgive Alice if she misses their big day... What is Alice supposed to do when her two best friends are total enemies?"--Page [4] of cover.

Girls! Girls! Girls! /
ISBN: 0972763619 OCLC: 55659729

So New Media, Austin, Tex. : ©2003.

Humorous stories and observations, many of which were first published on the internet, by an ETHS graduate of 1967.

 

 

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