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 and fiction writing at the Chatham University Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Early life and education
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).
- 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
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- "Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Faculty - Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA". chatham.edu. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "Obituary: Hilary Masters / Writer, teacher called ‘a true man of letters’". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "CMU's Hilary Masters fiction, essays in '09". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- "Local writer 'Taken' with kidnap plot". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
- Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2006. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000142340.
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