James McManus

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Birthday
22, 1951
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

This American writer penned such popular works as the Carl Sandburg Award-winning novel Going to the Sun and the poker-themed book Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker. Over the course of his career, he also published two poetry collections and wrote articles for The New Yorker and The Boston Globe.

Before Fame

During the 1970s, he earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. He later taught at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Trivia

By 2012, he had won close to $800,000 in poker tournaments.

Family Life

He was born in New York City, and he later settled in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

He and Phil Gordon both wrote books about poker.

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