John Fink

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General Information

Name: John Fink

Pen Name: None

Born: 1926 in Farmington, Illinois

Died: 1995

Illinois Connection

Fink was born in Farmington, Illinois. He attended the Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and earned his MA at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. After college, he and his wife moved to Winnetka, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Fink attended college at Millikin University and later earned an M.A. from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. He was a reporter at the Tribune from 1953 to 1974. In 1962, he edited the institutional history of Tribune affiliate WGN. After 1974, he left daily journalism and began a career in book editing and publishing with the Chicago Tribune Magazine. In the early 1990s his talent for fiction writing burst to the surface, and he wrote two mysteries. Fink has taught writing classes at Columbia College and Northwestern University, and still lived in Chicago until his death in 1995.

Published Works

  • The Leaf Boats, St Martins Press, 1991
  • Libel the Dead, Pocket Books , 1992
  • Painted Leaves, St Martins Press, 1995

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Leaf Boats

ISBN: 0312049773
Release Date: 1991-04

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Libel the Dead

ISBN: 0373280173
Release Date: 1994-06-01

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Painted Leaves

ISBN: 0312131372
Release Date: 1995-06

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Literary Awards


External Links

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