Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Beth Finke  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: in Elmhurst, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Finke was born in Elmhurst, Illinois. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and now lives in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Beth Finke is a NPR Commentator, an award-winning author, teacher and journalist who also happens to be blind.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


  • Long Time No See

    was a Book Sense University Press Top Ten List and named one of Chicago Tribune's favorite non-fiction books for 2003

  • Hanni and Beth

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    To see a complete listing of Beth's speaking engagements and upcoming appearances, go to http August 11 (Thursday)

    2 p.m. Lincoln Park Village Presentation on Memoir Writing 773.248.8700