Sara Paretsky Novelist

Sara paretsky

Sara Paretsky (born June 8, 1947) is a modern American author of detective fiction. Paretsky was born in Ames, Iowa and raised in Kansas, graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in political science. She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there. She ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago; her dissertation was entitled "The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War." She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since 1968. She is an alumna of the Ragdale Foundation. She was to appear in an amateur light opera production in 2011. The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. Warshawski's eclectic personality defies easy categorization. She drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label, breaks into offices looking for clues, and can hold her own in a street fight. But she also pays attention to her clothes, sings opera along with the radio, and enjoys her sex life.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 8th, 1947
Nationality
United States of America
Religion
Judaism
Places lived
Kansas , United States of America
pop. 2,893,957 (2013)
Ames , Iowa
pop. 61,792 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. University of Chicago Colleges/University

The University of Chicago (U of C, UC, UChicago, or simply Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Chicago has an international reputation for strong devotion to advanced academic scholarship and intellectualism and is affiliated with 49 Rhodes Scholars and 87 Nobel Prize laureates. Harper worked with steel magnate Clayton Mark on educational reforms in Chicago.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 6.73 bil. $
2012. 6.57 bil. $
2011. 6.31 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1890
Headquarters
5801 S Ellis Ave, 60637 - Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 5,369
2010. 5,270
2009. 5,157
Postgraduates
2012. 9,627
2011. 10,304
2010. 9,882
Acceptance rate
2014. 8.4 %
2013. 8.8 %
2012. 13.0 %
2011. 16.3 %
2010. 16.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.4 K $
2012. 45.6 K $
Official web page www.uchicago.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Chicago connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Novelist
b. 1946., Novelist
b. 1944., Novelist
b. 1945., Novelist
b. 1952., Novelist
b. 1943., Novelist
b. 1944., Novelist
b. 1972., Novelist

2. Booth School of Business Business school

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in Business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school.

Type Private university
Institution colors
Founded
1898
Headquarters
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, 60637 - Chicago, Illinois
Postgraduates
2010. 3,500
Official web page www.chicagobooth.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Booth School of Business connected by profession and/or age

b. 1943., Statistician
b. 1947., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1946., Organization leader
b. 1943., Organization leader
b. 1947., Trader
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1948., Organization leader
b. 1949., Organization leader

3. University of Kansas Colleges/University

The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest university in the state of Kansas. KU campuses are located in Lawrence, Wichita, Overland Park, Salina and Kansas City, Kansas with the main campus being located in Lawrence on Mount Oread, the highest point in Lawrence. The University was opened in 1866, under a charter granted by the Kansas Legislature in 1864. It is the flagship university of the state of Kansas.

Type Land-grant university
Endowment
2013. 1.56 bil. $
2010. 1.07 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1865
Headquarters
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., 66045 - Lawrence, Kansas
Undergraduates
2012. 19,169
2010. 20,343
2009. 21,066
Postgraduates
2012. 7,966
2010. 8,354
2009. 8,938
Acceptance rate
2012. 92.3 %
2011. 92.7 %
2010. 93.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 9.23 K $
2011. 9.22 K $
2010. 8.73 K $
2009. 8.21 K $
2008. 7.73 K $
Official web page www.ku.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Kansas connected by profession and/or age

b. 1953., Novelist
b. 1953., Novelist
b. 1923., Novelist
b. 1958., Novelist
b. 1963., Novelist
b. 1926., Novelist
b. 1962., Novelist
b. 1953., Novelist

Organizations founded

1. Sisters in Crime

Creative writing Organization

Wikiedia article

Sisters in Crime is an organization that has 3,600 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries. Events leading up to the formation of Sisters in Crime included a conference at Hunter College on Women in the Mystery Genre in 1986, at which Sara Paretsky spoke on growing use of graphic sadism against women in mysteries; a letter by Phyllis Whitney to the Mystery Writers of America, pointing out that women weren't being nominated for awards; an initial meeting of interested women at the October 1986 Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Baltimore convened by Sara Paretsky; and a meeting at Sandra Scoppettone's loft during the annual Edgars week, at which the organization was formed.

Written work

1.Indemnity Only

Suspense, Fiction, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. by Ballantine Books
1989. by Ballantine Books
1991. by Dell (323 pages)
1991. by Delacorte Press
1991. by BBC Audiobooks
Illinois
Mystery

2.Blood Shot

Mystery, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1988. at New York City (328 pages)
1989. by Victor Gollancz Ltd (304 pages)
1989. by Dell (384 pages)
1990. by Random House Audio
1999. by Tandem Library
Illinois

3.Burn Marks

Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1990. by Random House Audio
1990. at New York City (340 pages)
1991. by Dell (416 pages)
Illinois

4.Guardian Angel

Suspense, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1992. at New York City (370 pages)
1992. by Chivers Audio Books
Illinois
Freight transport

5.Blood Shot. Ein Vic Warshawski Kriminalroman.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1992. by Piper

6.Deadlock

Suspense, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1992. by Dell (320 pages)
2003. by Audio Literature
Freight transport
Illinois

7.Sisters in Crime. Kriminalstories.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. by Piper

8.Tunnel Vision

Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. at New York City (432 pages)
1995. by Dell (480 pages)
1999. by Bt Bound
2002. by Phoenix Audio
Illinois

9.Skin Deep and Other Stories Featuring V. I. Warshawski

Fiction, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1994. by DH Audio

10.1. Windy City Blues, 2.Tunnel Vision 2 V.I. Warshawski Mysteries in 1

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. at New York City
1999. by Dove Audio

11.Brandstifter. Ein Vic Warshawski Kriminalroman.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. by Piper (408 pages)

12.V.I. for Short

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. at New York City

13.Hände hoch, Kleiner. 14 exklusive Kriminalgeschichten.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1997. by Piper

14.Women on the Case

Mystery, Fiction, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1997. by Dell (464 pages)

15.Hamlets Dilemma. 12 exklusive Kriminalgeschichten.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1998. by Piper

16.Ghost country

Speculative fiction, Suspense, Fiction, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1998. by Delacorte Press at New York City (386 pages)

17.Bitter Medicine

Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1999. by Dell (352 pages)
2001. by Nova Audio Books
Police procedural
Illinois

18.Hard time

Mystery, Fiction, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1999. by Delacorte Press at New York City (385 pages)
Sex
Illinois
Great Lakes

19.Crime Story Collection

Mystery, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. by Pearson ESL (100 pages)
English Literature

20.Total Recall

Mystery, Fiction, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by Nova Audio Books (6 pages)
2001. by Hamish Hamilton (432 pages)
2001. by Delacorte Press at New York City (414 pages)
2002. by Dell (544 pages)
Crime
Holocaust victims
Illinois

21.Die verschwundene Frau. Ein Vic Warshawski Roman.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by Piper
2002. by Piper (444 pages)

22.Engel im Schacht. Ein Vic Warshawski Kriminalroman.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. by Piper

23.Tödliche Therapie. Eine für alle. Zwei Vic Warshawski Kriminalromane in einem Band.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. by Piper

24.Ihr wahrer Name. Ein Vic Warshawski Roman.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. by Piper
2003. by Piper (496 pages)

25.Schadenersatz. Ein Vic Warshawski Roman.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. by Goldmann (317 pages)

26.Angle mort

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. by Seuil (496 pages)

27.Blacklist

Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. by Brilliance Audio
2003. at New York City (415 pages)
Illinois

28.Sara Paretsky Collection

Suspense, Fiction, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. by Brilliance Audio

29.Fire sale

Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. at New York City (402 pages)
2005. by Thorndike Press (712 pages)
Illinois

30.Writing in an Age of Silence

Biography, Autobiography
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Verso Books at New York City (138 pages)
United States of America
20th century
Literary

31.Bleeding Kansas

Mystery, Suspense, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2008. by Thorndike Press
2008. by Large Print Press
2008. by G. P. Putnam's Sons at New York City (448 pages)
Kansas

32.Hardball

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2009. by G. P. Putnam's Sons

33.Breakdown

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Signet Books

Awards won

2011 Edgar Grand Master Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Mystery Writers of America
Mystery
Literature
Lifetime achievement

2002 Cartier Diamond Dagger

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Crime Watcher's Association
Lifetime achievement
Literature
Crime Fiction

1992 Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
A Woman's Eye Anthology Book

Wikipedia

Check Sara Paretsky on wikipedia.

Facebook comments