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Kathleen George

Kathleen George lives in Pittsburgh where she is a professor of theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. Her latest novel The Odds was nominated for an Edgar award for best novel of the year by the Mystery Writers of America.  Library Journal said of The Odds:  “a truly original tale featuring four amazing youngsters: they are resilient, resourceful, and responsible. This very modern police procedural will not be easily forgotten." Entertainment Weeklywrote: “If anyone's writing better police thrillers than George, I don't know who it is.”

In the summer of 2011, Akashic Books published Pittsburgh Noir, a collection of short stories which Kathy edited, and St. Martin's Minotaur published the trade paperback edition of The Odds and her new novel, Hideout. St. Martin's will publish her next novel, Simple, in 2012.

Kathleen is also the author of the acclaimed novels Taken, Fallen, and Afterimage; the short story collection The Man in the Buick; scholarly theatrical books and articles; and many short stories.

She is married to writer Hilary Masters, who asked her out twenty years ago because he figured she, a theatre director, would be interesting — he was tired of being around writers. On the first date, she told him she had begun writing (or more accurately had taken it up again, having said from the time she was seven that she wanted to be a writer).

He thought, "Oh, no, not another one." But they had already hit it off and so it was too late. Now there are two of them in one household, shuffling around in sloppy clothes, coffee cups in hand, heading to paper, computer, typewriter.

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