June Sawyers

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Name: June Sawyers

Pen Name: June Skinner Sawyers

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1957 in Glasgow, Scotland

Website: N/A

Email: skinsaw@aol.com

Illinois Connection

Sawyers lives in Chicago and is an adjunct lecturer in the humanities at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born June Sawers, June Skinner Sawyers is an editor, author and lecturer of Celtic Music, popular and regional histories and culture. She has written or edited more than twenty books and has also written an ebook, Workingman: The Faith-Based Politics of Bruce Springsteen, Now and Then Reader.

Published Works

  • Chicago Portraits: Biographies of 250 Famous Chicagoans, Wild Onion Books, 1991
  • The Chicagoart's Guide, Chicago Review Press, 1993
  • Famous Firsts of Scottish-Americans, Pelican Publishing Company, 1996
  • Chicago Sketches: Urban Tales, Stories, and Legends from Chicago History, Loyola Pr, 1996
  • The Scots of Chicago: Quiet Immigrants and Their New Society, Kendall Hunt, 1997
  • Maverick Guide to Scotland, Pelican Publishing Company, 1999
  • Quiet Moments With Patrick and the Celtic Saints: 120 Daily Readings, Servant Publications, 1999
  • The Greenwich Village Reader: Fiction, Poetry, and Reminiscences, 1872-2002, Cooper Square Press, 2001
  • Celtic Music: A Complete Guide, Da Capo Press, 2001
  • Praying with Celtic Saints, Prophets, Martyrs, and Poets, Sheed & Ward, 2001
  • The Road North: 300 Years of Classic Scottish Travel Writing, Neil Wilson Publishing, 2001
  • Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader, Penguin, 2004
  • The Best in Rock Fiction, Hal Leonard, 2004
  • Dreams Of Elsewhere: The Selected Travel Writings Of Robert Louis Stevenson, Neil Wilson Pub Ltd, 2005
  • The Scottish Bed & Breakfast Book: Country and Tourist Homes, Farms, Guesthouse, Inns, Pelican Publishing Company, 2005
  • Tougher Than The Rest - 100 Best Bruce Springsteen, Omnibus Press, 2006
  • Read the Beatles: Classic and New Writings on the Beatles, Their Legacy, and Why They Still Matter, Penguin, 2006
  • The Civilized Shopper's Guide to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Little Bookroom, 2008
  • Bruce Springsteen: Halfway to Heaven & Just a Mile Out of Hell, Metro Books, 2009
  • Bob Dylan: New York, Roaring Fourties Press, 2011
  • Chicago Portraits: New Edition, Northwestern University Press, 2012
  • Bearing the People Away: The Portable Highland Clearances Companion, Cape Breton University Press, 2013
  • Cabaret FAQ: All That’s Left to Know about the Broadway and Cinema Classic, Applause Books, forthcoming

Titles at Your Library

Chicago Portraits: Biographies of 250 Famous Chicagoans

ISBN: 0829407014
Release Date: 1991-10-01

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The Chicagoart's Guide

ISBN: 1556521626
Release Date: 1993-01

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Famous Firsts of Scottish-Americans

ISBN: 1565541227
Release Date: 1997-02-28

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Chicago Sketches: Urban Tales, Stories, and Legends from Chicago History

ISBN: 0829408193
Release Date: 1996-08

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Maverick Guide to Scotland (Maverick Guide Series)

ISBN: 1565542274
Release Date: 1999-07-31

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Quiet Moments With Patrick and the Celtic Saints: 120 Daily Readings

ISBN: 1569551375
Release Date: 1999-09

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The Complete Guide to Celtic Music: From the Highland Bagpipe to Riverdance and U2

ISBN: 1559725001
Release Date: 2000-03

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Celtic Music: A Complete Guide

ISBN: 0306810077
Release Date: 2001-03

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The Best in Rock Fiction

ISBN: 0634080288
Release Date: 2004-12-01

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Dreams of Elsewhere: Selected Travel Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson

ISBN: 1903238692
Release Date: 2005-05-01

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Scottish Bed & Breakfast Book, The

ISBN: 1589802918
Release Date: 2005-11-30

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Tougher Than The Rest

ISBN: 0825634709
Release Date: 2006-10-15

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Bob Dylan: New York (MusicPlace)

ISBN: 0984316590
Release Date: 2011-05-01

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Bruce Springsteen: Halfway to Heaven & Just a Mile Out of Hell

ISBN: 1435111877
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Chicago Portraits: New Edition

ISBN: 0810126494
Release Date: 2012-03-31

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Bearing the People Away: The Portable Highland Clearances Companion

ISBN: 1927492599
Release Date: 2013-07-31

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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Contact: ellie@thelecturebureau.com

External Links

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