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Julia Keller is an American writer. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her account of the deadly April 2004 Utica, Illinois tornado outbreak, which was published in the Chicago Tribune, where Keller works as cultural critic. The newspaper has won many Pulitzer Prizes, but Keller's award was the first -- and thus far, the only -- time that the Tribune has won a Pulitzer in the feature writing category.
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She has taught at Princeton University, Ohio State University and the University of Notre Dame, and has published two books. One is a cultural history of the 19th century, seen through the prism of the Gatling Gun and the life of inventor and businessman Richard Jordan Gatling; and a novel for young adults, narrated by a 13-year-old girl whose father suffers a traumatic brain injury while serving with the United States Armed Forces in Iraq.
Born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, Keller earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Marshall University and a doctoral degree in English Literature from Ohio State University. Her master's thesis was an analysis of the Henry Roth novel, "Call It Sleep." Her doctoral dissertation developed a poetics of literary biography by contrasting multiple biographies of Virginia Woolf.
Keller was a 1998 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where she studied technologies of literacy.