Individual Author Record
Name: Cyrus ColterPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: January 8, 1910 in Noblesville, Indiana Sites:
Illinois ConnectionColter lived in Chicago and attended Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was a Professor Emeritus of English at Northwestern University and was also the chairman of the department of African-American Studies and Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities.
Biographical and Professional InformationCyrus Colter was a novelist, short story writer and lawyer. He published his first fiction at age 60, after a career as a Chicago attorney and serving on the Illinois Commerce Commission. The collection of stories, ''The Beach Umbrella'', and the novels ''The River of Eros'', ''The Hippodrome'' and ''Night Studies'' explore black life in Chicago across a wide range of social class and circumstances. Colter's last novel, ''City of Light'', was published in 1993.
*''Beach Umbrella'', University of Iowa Press, 1970*''The River of Eros'', Swallow Press, 1972*''The Hippodrome'', Swalow Press, 1973*''Night Studies'', Swallow Press, 1979*''A Chocolate Soldier'', Thunder`s Mouth Press, 1988*''City of Light'', Thunder`s Mouth Press, 1993