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G.R. Kearney is a Chicago-based writer and independent film producer. He has just completed work on a new book, Run, which documents the unlikely independent presidential campaign of a Hawaiian economist and former American Idol winner. Prior to Run, he wrote More than a Dream: How One School's Vision is Changing the World, which documents the improbable development of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Loyola Press, 2008).
His first film, Handicapped: a Documentary About Bad Golf, has won awards in film festivals around the country and will appear on the GolfChannel in 2010.
His writing has appeared in America magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Links magazine, and Company magazine. He has also authored two additional unpublished novels and a stage play.
Kearney studied English and writing at Georgetown University. From 1999-2001, he worked as a teacher and coach at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School as part of the school's Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program. Kearney also spent four years working as the senior editor and writer at Partners magazine, a publication of the Chicago Province Jesuits, where his work earned numerous awards. Kearney, who holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, works for a small investment group in Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Tara, who is a journalist.