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Past Presentations: Chicago Tribune Literary Prize Interview with E. L. Doctorow (2007); Chicago Tribune Literary Prize Interview with Joyce Carol Oates (2006)
Julia Keller won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2005 and has been a cultural critic at the Chicago Tribune since late 1998.Born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, Keller earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Marshall University and her doctorate in English from Ohio State University. Her dissertation explored literary biography, focusing on biographies of Virginia Woolf. In 1998, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In the fall of 2006, she was McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University. Keller is also guest essayist on the public television program The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Her book Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It was published in 2008.
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