Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and former cultural critic at The Chicago Tribune, is the author of Fast Falls the Night, the sixth novel in the critically acclaimed series set in a small West Virginia town. The first book in the series, A Killing in the Hills (2012), was a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, a Library Journal Debut of the Week and a featured selection in People.
The other novels in the series are Bitter River, Summer of the Dead, Last Ragged Breath, and Sorrow Road.
Julia’s previous books include Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, a nonfiction account of the life of Richard Jordan Gatling, and Back Home, a novel for young adults named by Booklist as a Top 10 Debut YA Novel of the Year. The first book in her science fiction trilogy The Dark Intercept will be published in November.
Julia was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She earned a doctoral degree in English Literature at Ohio State University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University. She has also taught at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, and has served four times as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes.
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