Individual Author Record
Name: Rick KoganPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Born: 1951 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRick Kogan grew up in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood and still lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationRick Kogan is a senior writer and columnist for ''Sidewalks'' at the ''Chicago Tribune''. He is the author of a dozen books, including ''Sidewalks I'' and ''Sidewalks II'' , collections of his columns accompanied by the work of photographer Charles Osgood. Kogan is also creator and host of WGN Radio's ''Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan'' and host of ''Chicago Live!'' The son of Chicago newspaperman and author Herman Kogan, he was raised in the city’s Old Town neighborhood and wrote his first story for the ''Chicago Sun-Times'' at age 16. His first book was ''Dr. Night Life'', and his recent books include ''America’s Mom: The Life, Lessons'', and ''Everybody Pays'' with co-author Maurice Possley. Kogan was a longtime friend and editor of Ann Landers for the last five years of her life and wrote ''America`s Mom, The Life, Lessons and Legacy of Ann Landers''.
*''Dr. Night Life'', Chicago Review Press, 1979*''Sabers and Suites, The story of Chicago's Ambassador East'', RR Donnelley & Sons Publishers, 1983*''Brunswick: The Story of an American Company from 1845 to 1985'', Brunswick Corporation, 1985*''Teamwork: The History of Wells Manufacturing Company'', Wells Manufacturing Company, 1987*''Everybody Pays, Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth'', Putnam Publishing Group, 2000 - written with Maurice Possley*''America`s Mom, The Life, Lessons and Legacy of Ann Landers'', Harper Collins Publishers, 2003*''AMER MOM'', Harper Paperbacks, 2005*''A Chicago Tavern: a goat, a curse and the American Dream- The history of the Billy Goat'', Lake Claremont, 2006*''Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago'', Northwestern University, 2008 - written with Charles Osgood*''Sidewalks II: Reflections on Chicago'', Sidewalks Book Company, 2009 - written with Charles Osgood