Kathleen George

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Kathleen Elizabeth George (born July 7, 1943) is an American professor and writer best known for her series of crime novels set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She teaches theatre arts at the University of Pittsburgh[1] and fiction writing at the Chatham University Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

She was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and educated at the University of Pittsburgh: B.A. in English (1964), M.A. in theatre arts (1966), Ph.D. in theatre arts (1975), and M.F.A. in creative writing (1988).[2]

Personal life[edit]

Her husband was writer Hilary Masters,[1] a professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University and son of Edgar Lee Masters, until his death on June 14, 2015.

She lives in Pittsburgh's Mexican War Streets.[3][4][5]


  • Rhythm in Drama, (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980)
  • Playwriting: The First Workshop, (Boston: Focal Press, 1994)
  • The Man in the Buick and Other Stories, (Kansas City: BkMk Press, University of Missouri, 1999)
  • Taken, novel (New York: Delacorte, 2001)
  • Fallen, novel (New York: Bantam, 2004)
  • Winter's Tales: Reflections on the Novelistic Stage, (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005)
  • Afterimage, novel (New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2007)
  • The Odds, novel (New York: Minotaur Books, 2009)
  • Hideout, Minotaur, 2011
  • Simple, Minotaur, 2012


  • Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2006. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000142340.

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