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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wayne Klatt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Wayne Klatt on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=wayne+klatt


Illinois Connection

Wayne is a life long Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wayne Klatt graduated from Lane Technical High School and the University of Illinois, where his major was communications (newspaper writing, advertising, radio-TV production) and my minors were history and psychology. He was a reporter and editor at the former City News Bureau/City News Service from 1962 ro 2005, when it folded. His interests are in the criminal justice system, history, movies, classical music and opera, and European literature. In addition to his own writing, he helps others write factual manuscripts.


Published Works

  • Chicago Journalism: A History , McFarland, 2009
  • King of the Gold Coast: Capn Streeter, the Millionaires and the Story of Lake Shore Drive , The History Press, 2011
  • Freed to Kill: The True Story of Serial Murderer Larry Eyler , Avon Books, 1992 - written with Gera-Lind Kolarik


Selected Titles At Your Library

Chicago journalism :
ISBN: 078644181X. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2009.

"This history of Chicago journalism is framed against the larger landscape of American media and the ways in which technology and mergers have altered news gathering and presenting, and it considers daily operations at the newspapers and broadcast stations to demonstrate how they have changed with the times"--Provided by publisher.

King of the Gold Coast :
ISBN: 1609493206. OCLC Number:

History Press,. Charleston, SC :. 2011.

Freed to kill :
ISBN: 0380715465. OCLC Number:

Avon Books,. New York :. ©1992.


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