Beth Finke

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General Information

Name: Beth Finke

Pen Name: None

Born: in Elmhurst, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Finke was born in Elmhurst, Illinois. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and now lives in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Beth Finke is a NPR Commentator, an award-winning author, teacher and journalist who also happens to be blind.

Published Works

  • Long Time No See, University of Illinois Press, 2004
  • Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound, Blue Marlin Publications, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Long Time, No See

ISBN: 0252072197
Release Date: 2004-07-14

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Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound

ISBN: 0979291801
Release Date: 2007-10-15

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Literary Awards

  • Long Time No See was a Book Sense University Press Top Ten List and named one of Chicago Tribune's favorite non-fiction books for 2003
  • Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound won a Henry Bergh children's book award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

To see a complete listing of Beth's speaking engagements and upcoming appearances, go to:

August 11 (Thursday) 2 p.m.

Lincoln Park Village

Presentation on Memoir Writing


External Links

Beth Finke on WorldCat

Beth Finke on Amazon





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