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Shawn Shiflett

SHAWN SHIFLETT is a professor in the Fiction Writing department at Columbia College Chicago. Hidden Place is his first novel; he is working on a second novel, Hey, Liberal, about a white boy in a predominantly African American high school one year after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Shiflett was born and raised in Chicago, and currently lives in La Grange, Illinois with his wife and two children.


Hidden Place


Shiflett’s suspenseful and provocative literary debut, set in Chicago and Puerto Escondido, a small Mexican beach town 150 miles south of Acapulco.