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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bill Knight  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Born: 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa


-- Website -- http://www.midlandauthors.com/knight.html
-- Bill Knight on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bill+knight


Illinois Connection

Knight is a graduate of Carthage High School in Illinois, Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois-Springfield. He currently resides in Elmwood, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Knight is a retired Journalism professor from Western Illinois University. He taught journalism for more than 20 years at the university, all the while remaining an award-winning active columnist, radio commentator and author. He writes twice-weekly columns for newspapers in Pekin, Peoria, Monmouth, Galesburg, Kewanee and Macomb. He is an author, has edited ''Rick Johnson Rader: Tin Cans, Squeems & Thudpies'' and ''Horse Shoe Bottoms'' and is a featured weekly commentator on Western's Tri States Public Radio.


Published Works

  • Fair Comment: Essays on the Air, Mayfly Productions, 2003
  • Video Almanac, Mayfly Productions, 2003
  • Naked Came the Farmer, Mayfly Productions, 1998 - written with Philip Jose Farmer, David Everson, Jerry Klein, Julie Kistler, Nancy Atherton, Steven Burgauer, Joel Steinfeldt, Joseph Flynn, Terry
  • Eye of the Reporter, Western Illinois University, 1997
  • R.F.D. Notebook, Mayfly Productions, 1994
  • R.F.D. Journal, Mayfly Productions, 1993
  • R.F.D., Mayfly Productions, 1992


Selected Titles At Your Library

Fair comment :
ISBN: 0962461385. OCLC Number:

Mayfly Productions,. Elmwood, IL :. ©2003.

Video almanac /
ISBN: 0962461393. OCLC Number:

Mayfly Productions,. Elmwood, IL :. ©2003.

Naked came the farmer :
ISBN: 0962461377. OCLC Number:

Mayfly,. Elmwood, Ill. :. ©1998.

The eye of the reporter :
ISBN: 0934312095. OCLC Number:

Western Illinois University,. [Macomb, Ill.] :. ©1996.

R.F.D. notebook /
ISBN: 0962461334. OCLC Number:

Mayfly Productions,. Elmwood, Ill. :. 1994.

R.F.D. journal /
ISBN: 0962461326. OCLC Number:

Mayfly Productions,. Elmwood, Ill. :. ©1993.

Essays on rural life in Illinois.

R.F.D. /
ISBN: 0962461318. OCLC Number:

Mayfly Productions,. Elmwood, Ill. :. ©1992.

Essays on rural life in Illinois.


Awards

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)