John Coyne

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General Information

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Name: John Coyne

Pen Name: None

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Coyne grew up on a farm across from Midlothian Country Club. He started caddying at Midlothian Country Club at age 12 and worked summers at the country club while a student at St. Christopher’s, through high school at Joliet Catholic High

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from Saint Louis University and earning a masters degree in English from Western Michigan University, Coyne served with the first Peace Corps Volunteers to Ethiopia before becoming a novelist and college administrator.

Coyne has written over twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, and edited three books on golf instruction. He is currently with the College of New Rochelle in New York and is still active in promoting the Peace Corps.

Published Works

  • The Legacy, Berkley Publishing, 1979
  • The Piercing, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979
  • The Searing,G.P. Putnams's Sons, 1980
  • Hobgoblin, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1981
  • The Shroud, Berkley Pub., 1983
  • The Hunting Season, MacMillin, 1987
  • Brothers & Sisters, Dutton, 1986
  • The Fury, Warner Books, 1989,
  • Child of Shadows, Warner Books, 1990
  • The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Piercing

ISBN: 0441663109
Release Date: 1986-10

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The Shroud

ISBN: 0425062430
Release Date: 1983-07-01

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The Hunting Season

ISBN: 0446343218
Release Date: 1988-07

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Brothers & Sisters

ISBN: 0586074449
Release Date: 1988

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The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan: A Novel

ISBN: 031237125X
Release Date: 2007-05-15

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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