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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tony Romano  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: San Salvatore, Telesino, Italy


-- Website -- http://www.tonyromanoauthor.com
-- Tony Romano on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=tony+romano


Illinois Connection

Romano graduated from DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Today, he lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tony Romano has been a high school teacher for 25 years. His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Sou’wester, Whetstone, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project and his stories have been produced for National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing series.Romano is the producer of several spoken word CDs, Writers Week, featuring memoirist Mary Karr, poet laureate Billy Collins, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Rick Bragg, poetry slam originator Marc Smith, NPR commentator Daniel Ferri, poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and many others.


Published Works

  • Psychology and You, West Publishing Company, 1998 - written with Frank B. McMahon and and Judith W. McMahon
  • Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice, EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 2008
  • When the World Was Young, Harper Perennial, 2008
  • If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Stories, Harper Perennial, 2009


Selected Titles At Your Library

Psychology and you /
ISBN: 0314473572. OCLC Number:

West Pub. Co.,. St. Paul :. ©1990.

Expository composition :
ISBN: 082193497X. OCLC Number:

EMC Pub.,. St. Paul :. ©2008.

"Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice is smart, useful, and hopeful," Naomi Shihab Nye writes in the foreword to this exciting new writing textbook. "A reader may quickly believe that Romano and Anderson have been there, in so many vivid classrooms, with real, live, idiosyncratic students, and good things have come of those relationships, on the page." With over fifty years of combined high school teaching experience behind them, Tony Romano and Gary Anderson offer a text that can be used in a semester-long expository writing class or as a supplement to other English courses. This book will teach students advanced writing, editing, and research techniques and new ways to focus their creativity, and will also prepare them for rich, deep, and insightful college writing, while encouraging them to develop and celebrate their own unique voice. - Publisher.

When the world was young :
ISBN: 0060857935. OCLC Number:

HarperCollins e-books,. Pymble, NSW ;. 2007.

If you eat, you never die :
ISBN: 0060857943. OCLC Number:

Harper Perennial,. New York :. ©2009.

A collection of short stories centers around the Comingos, members of a first generation Italian-American family living in a small neighborhood outside of 1950s Chicago, interweaving the dreams, aspirations, and experiences of Italian immigrants Fabio and Lucia Comingo and their sons, Michelino and Giacomo.


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