Henry Kisor

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General Information

Name: Henry Kisor

Pen Name: None

Born: 1940 in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Website: www.henrykisor.com

Email: author@henrykisor.com

Illinois Connection

Kisor moved to Illinois with his family in 1948. He currently winters in Evanston, and summers in Ontonagon, Michigan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Henry Kisor is the retired book editor of the Chicago Sun-Times as well as the author of three nonfiction books and three mystery novels. He is also the co-author of one children's book.

He pens two blogs, The Reluctant Blogger and The Whodunit Photographer, as well as a series of mystery novels set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was the book editor of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1978 to his retirement in 2006.

Published Works

  • What`s That Pig Outdoors, A Memoir of Deafness, Hill and Wang, 1990
  • One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors, Whitman, 1994 - written with Deborah Abbott
  • Zephyr, Tracking a Dream Across America, Times Books/Random House, 1994
  • Flight of the Gin Fizz, Midlife at 4,500 Feet, Basic Books, 1997
  • Season's Revenge: A Christmas Story, Forge, 2003
  • Cache of Corpses, Forge, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

What's That Pig Outdoors?

  • Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Nonfiction, 1991

Other Awards:

  • Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, 1981
  • James Friend Memorial Critic Award, Friends of Literature, 1988
  • Chicago Foundation for Literature Non-Fiction Award, 1991
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters degree, Trinity College, 1991
  • Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, 2001

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Henry Kisor on WorldCat


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