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

Henry Kisor and his family moved to Illinois in 1948, and he has lived here ever since, with the exception of one year that he lived in Delaware.

He winters in Evanston, Illinois, 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.

He was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1981. The Friends of Literature awarded him the first James Friend Memorial Critic Award in 1988 and the Chicago Foundation for Literature Award for Nonfiction in 1991 for What's That Pig Outdoors? In 1991 Trinity College awarded him a honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

In 2001 he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

Published Works

  • What`s That Pig Outdoors, A Memoir of Deafness, Hill and Wang, 1990
  • One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors, A.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

What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness

ISBN: 014014899X
Release Date: 1991-06-01

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One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors

ISBN: 0807560758
Release Date: 1994-03-01

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Zephyr

ISBN: 155850477X
Release Date: 1997-01-01

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Flight Of The Gin Fizz: Midlife At 4,500 Feet

ISBN: 0465024254
Release Date: 1997-08-22

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Season's Revenge: A Christmas Mystery

ISBN: 0765306662
Release Date: 2003-10-01

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Cache of Corpses

ISBN: 076531780X
Release Date: 2007-11-27

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Literary Awards

Chicago Foundation for Literature Non-Fiction Award, 1991

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Henry Kisor on WorldCat

Henry Kisor on Amazon

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