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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Greg Herriges  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 Highland Park, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.harpercollege.edu/libarts/eng/dept/faculty_herriges.shtml
-- Greg Herriges on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=greg+herriges


Illinois Connection

Herriges grew up in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from Kendall College and the University of Illinois. Currently, he teaches English and createive writing a William Rainey harper College in Palantine, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Herriges essays and short storied have appeared in: The South Carolina Review, The Literary Review, Story Quarterly and Great Britain's World Wide Writers. His first article, ''Inherit The Streets'', was published in March of 1978 in the Chicago Tribune Magazine. A professor of English at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, Herriges also teaches a major survey course in Rock and Roll. He has also co-produced a DVD documentary film about Chicago garage rock bands. For more information on the film or Herriges, go to: [http://www.herriges.net http://www.herriges.net].


Published Works

  • Someplace Safe, St. Martin's Press, 1984
  • Secondary Attachments, Morrow, 1986
  • The Winter Dance Party Murders, Wordcraft, 1998
  • JD: A Memoir Of A Time And A Journey, Wordcraft, 2006
  • The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories, Serving House Books, 2011
  • Streethearts, Serving House Books, 2013


Selected Titles At Your Library

Someplace safe /
ISBN: 0380698978. OCLC Number:

Avon,. New York :. 1985, ©1984.

Secondary attachments /
ISBN: 0688061710. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. ©1986.

The winter dance party murders :
ISBN: 1877655260. OCLC Number:

Wordcraft of Oregon,. La Grande, Or. :. 1998.

JD :
ISBN: 1877655465. OCLC Number:

Wordcraft of Oregon,. La Grande, OR :. 2006.

Inner-city teacher, Greg Herriges sets out to meet author, J.D. Salinger.

The Bay of Marseilles and other stories /
ISBN: 0982692196. OCLC Number:

Serving House Books, LLC,. Copenhagen ;. 2011.

A collection of short stories on the themes of desire, loss, isolation and power of love.

Streethearts /
ISBN: 0985849541. OCLC Number:

. .

"John Spector is a seasoned high school teacher with 22 years in the trenches of a ghetto school filled with struggling teenagers, gangs, apathetic students - but also students "who make an indelible impression, kids with souls and hearts as big as the world." We get the whole spectrum from Spector, a brave and decent soul, a soft touch, too nice, too caring perhaps. Herriges spent many years as a high school teacher. He brings substance and legitimacy to Streethearts. The authenticity of his narrative comes across in every line of every page, many of them packed with witty and sparkling dialogue, at times genuinely humorous, occasionally grim or even horrific, but always candid, always down-to-earth, always reliable."--Cover.


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