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Elaine Beale


Elaine Beale reads "The Increasing Crime Rate," a first-person nonfiction story inspired by the author's personal experiences in Oakland during the last half of 2006. (Running Time: 30:05)


Elaine Beale reads a passage from Another Life Altogether, her latest novel about a teenage girl growing up in northern England under the shadow of her mother's mental illness. (Running Time: 15:35)

Elaine Beale is a writer living in Oakland, California. Her first novel, Murder in the Castro, was published in 1997. Her fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in several anthologies. She was selected as the winner of the 2007 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Contest in fiction. Elaine is originally from England, and has lived in Oakland for the last 17 years.


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