Steve Szilagyi is a critic, journalist, novelist and the author of Photographing Fairies (Ballantine, 1992), and co-author, with Bill Mesce, Jr., of The Advocate (Bantam, 2000).
Ohio-born Szilagyi (pronounced Sil-AH-jee) graduated with honors from Columbia University, winning the Columbia Bennett Cerf Award for Fiction for his unpublished story collection The Night Sophia Loren's Dress Caught Fire in a Restaurant.
Photographing Fairies, his first novel, was short-listed for the 1993 World Fantasy Award, and was made into the 1997 movie Photographing Fairies starring Ben Kingsley, and directed by Nick Willing.
- Cleveland Plain Dealer, Novelist Draws on the Power of Childhood Beliefs, August 2, 1992, p.1H,
- Cleveland Plain Dealer, Novelist Draws on the Power of Childhood Beliefs, August 2, 1992, p 9H
- Pushcart Prize XI, Outstanding Writers Steve Szilagyi "The Aluminum Cage"
- Cleveland Plain Dealer, WJW, WEWS Top Local Stations in Regional Emmy Contest, June 8, 1997, p 5B.