Individual Author Record
Name: Ira BerkowPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: 1940 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBerkow was born and raised on the west side of Chicago. He earned his MA from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Biographical and Professional InformationIra Berkow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports reporter and columnist. After 26 years at the New York Times, he retired in 2007. He has also written articles for many magazines including but not limited to ''Esquire'', ''The New York Times Magazine'', ''Art News'', ''Chicago Magazine'', ''The Chicago Tribune Magazine'', ''Readers' Digest'' and ''Sports Illustrated''.Berkow shared a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2001 and was a Pulitzer finalist for Commentary in 1988. He is the author of numerous books, including ''The Corporal Was a Pitcher'', ''Rockin’ Steady'', and ''Summers in the Bronx'', the bestsellers ''Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar and Red: A Biography of Red Smith'', as well as two memoirs, ''Full Swing'' and ''To the Hoop''. He was the coauthor and editor of ''Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life'', which was a primary source for the award-winning documentary ''The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg''. He now lives in New York City.
*''Beyond The Dream, Occasional Hero of Sports'', Atheneum, 1975*''The DuSable Panthers'', Atheneum, 1977*''Maxwell Street, Survival in a Bazaar'', Doubleday, 1978*''Red, A Biography of Red Smith'', Times Books, 1986*''Pitchers Do Get Lonely & Other Sports Stories'', Atheneum, 1988*''Hank Greenberg, Hall of Fame Slugger'', Jewish Publication Society, 1991*''The Gospel According to Casey'', St. Martin's Press, 1992*''To The Hoop, Seasons of a Basketball Life'', Basic Books, 1997*''Court Vision, Unexpected Views on the Lure of Baseball'', William Morrow, 2000*''Minority Quarterback'', Ivan R. Dee, 2002*''Full Swing: Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer's Life'', Ivan R.Dee, 2006*''The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Coursge of Lou Brissie'', Triumph Books, 2009*''Summers In The Bronx: Attila The Hun And Other Yankee Stories'', Triumph Books, 2009*''Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball and Cool'', Triumph Books, 2010 - written with Walt Frazier*''Autumns in the Garden: The Coach of Camelot and Other Knicks Stories'', Triumph Books, 2013*''Summers at Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcoat and Other Mets Stories'', Triumph Books, 2013*''Wrigley Field: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs'', Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2014*''Counterpunch: Ali, Tyson, the Brown Bomber, and Other Stories of the Boxing Ring'', Triumph Books, 2014