Greg Herriges

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General Information

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Name: Greg Herriges

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1950 Highland Park, Illinois

Website: and


Illinois Connection

Herriges grew up in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from Kendall College and the University of Illinois. Currently, he teaches English and createive writing a William Rainey harper College in Palantine, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Herriges essays and short storied have appeared in: The South Carolina Review, The Literary Review, Story Quarterly and Great Britain's World Wide Writers. His first article, Inherit The Streets, was published in March of 1978 in the Chicago Tribune Magazine.

A professor of English at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, Herriges also teaches a major survey course in Rock and Roll. He has also co-produced a DVD documentary film about Chicago garage rock bands. For more information on the film or Herriges, go to:

Published Works

  • Someplace Safe, St. Martin's Press, 1984
  • Secondary Attachments, Morrow, 1986
  • The Winter Dance Party Murders, Wordcraft, 1998
  • JD: A Memoir Of A Time And A Journey, Wordcraft, 2006
  • The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories, Serving House Books, 2011
  • Streethearts, Serving House Books, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Someplace Safe

ISBN: 0380698978
Release Date: 1985-05

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JD: Memoir of a Time and a Journey

ISBN: 1877655465
Release Date: 2006-03

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ISBN: 0985849541
Release Date: 2013-05-13

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Greg Herriges on WorldCat

Greg Herriges on Amazon


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