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Eileen Favorite

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Name  Eileen Favorite
Role  Writer
Books  The Heroines

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Fifth wednesday journal guest fiction editor eileen favorite

Eileen Favorite (born September 10, 1964 in Chicago) is an American writer and teacher and living in Chicago, Illinois. She received a B.A. in English with a French concentration from the University of Illinois, Urbana. In 1999, she received an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute Chicago.



Favorite's first novel, The Heroines, was published in 2007 by Scribner. It has been translated into Italian, Korean, Russian (in press), and Finnish. The Rocky Mountain News called The Heroines one of the best debut novels of 2008, and the audio version was nominated for best audio recording of 2008 by Booklist.

Other works

Her poems and essays have also appeared in Poetry East, The Chicago Reader, Rhino, Midnight Mind and have aired on Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ). She's received Illinois Arts Council Fellowships in both poetry and prose.


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