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Stephen Elliott

Born: 1971 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Elliott is a native of Chicago.

Biography: Stephen Elliott spent the ages of 13 through 18 in state custody, growing up in juvenile detention facilities, group homes, and foster care. After being shunted through the various institutions run by the Illinois Department of Child & Family Services, Elliott came into the good care of the Jewish Children’s Bureau. From there, he went back to school and graduated from high school; earning a scholarship to the University of Illinois. After receiving his BA, he went on to Northwestern for an MA in Film Studies. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Currently, Elliott currently lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing at Stanford University and has served as the Coordinator of the University’s Writer’s Studio. He is a frequent contributor to ''GQ'', ''Esquire'', ''The Village Voice'', the ''San Francisco Chronicle'', ''The Believer'', ''McSweeney’s'', ''The Sun'' and ''The Huffington Post''. Elliott is also the founder of ''The Progressive Reading Series'' which helps authors raise money and participate on behalf of progressive candidates and causes across the country. He also continues to be an advocate for reform in our child welfare system.


Awards:
    '''''Happy Baby'''''
  • -- Finalist, Young Lions Award
  • -- Silver Medal, California Book Award
  • -- Favorite Books of 2004, New York Newsday
  • -- Top 10 Books of the Year , Salon
  • -- Top 5 Books of 2004, Newcity Chicago
  • -- Favorite Books of the Year, Village Voice '''''Looking Forward to It'''''
  • -- Favorite Books of the Year, Village Voice

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: tribe@stephenelliott.com
Website: http://www.stephenelliott.com
Stephen Elliott on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=stephen+elliott


Selected Titles

Happy baby :
ISBN: 033043831X OCLC: 317418283

Picador, London : 2005.

Theo is haunted by memories of his past and returns to Chicago to track down an old girlfriend.

Life without consequences.
ISBN: 1849821976 OCLC: 934436994

M P Publishing Limited, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

Looking forward to it :
ISBN: 9781466835900 OCLC: 872617006

Picador, New York : 2013.

Stephen Elliott does not know what to think of American voters, this year's desperate and heated run for presidency, or the legitimacy of the political system. He doesn't know whether to love John Kerry or try to love Howard Dean or try, simply, to get excited about Politics. But what he does know is that most Americans are as confused, taxed and broken-hearted as he is. Looking Forward To It is the chronicle of one ordinary fellow's skeptical -- and hilarious -- journey through the election process. It is on the campaign trail that he will meet washed-out campaign managers, idealistic publicists, corrupt journalists, world-weary auditorium janitors, recovering drug addicts, and, of course, politicians. His report documents a journey into the center of the thing, our country, where Americans high and low come together to participate in the most profound gesture of democracy: the election.

Looking forward to it, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the American electoral process /
ISBN: 0312424159 OCLC: 56057923

Picador, New York : 2004.

Stephen Elliott does not know what to think of American voters, this year's desperate and heated run for presidency, or the legitimacy of the political system. He doesn't know whether to love John Kerry or try to love Howard Dean or try, simply, to get excited about Politics. But what he does know is that most Americans are as confused, taxed and broken-hearted as he is.

My girlfriend comes to the city and beats me up /
ISBN: 1573442550 OCLC: 69124443

Cleis Press, San Francisco : ©2006.

  The Adderall diaries :
ISBN: 9781555975388 OCLC: 317928616

Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN : 2009.

In the spring of 2007, a brilliant computer programmer named Hans Reiser stands accused of murdering his estranged wife, Nina. Despite a mountain of circumstantial evidence against him, he proclaims his innocence. The case takes a twist when Nina's former lover, and Hans's former best friend, Sean Sturgeon, confesses to eight unrelated murders that no one has ever heard of. At the time of Sturgeon's confession, Stephen Elliot is paralyzed by writer's block, in the thrall of Adderall dependency, and despondent over the state of his romantic life. But he is fascinated by Sturgeon, whose path he has often crossed in San Francisco's underground S&M scene. What kind of person, he wonders, confesses to a murder he likely did not commit? One answer is, perhaps, a man like Elliott's own father. So begins a journey through a neon landscape of false confessions, self-medication, and torturous sex.

What it means to love you :
ISBN: 1931561184 OCLC: 49627655

MacAdam/Cage, San Francisco : ©2002.

  What it means to love you :
ISBN: 9781596928787 OCLC: 568222148

MP Pub. Ltd., Isle of Man : [2009]

 

 

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