Pen Name: None
Born: September 19, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: April 29, 1997 in Evanston, Illinois
Royko was born in and lived in Chicago his entire life.
Biographical and Professional Information
Mike Royko is best known as a political nespaper columnist. He began his career in journalism on an Air Force Base newspaper in 1956. In 1972, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, concentrating on Chicago and Illinois politics. Over his thirty year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three newspapers, the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.
- Up Against It, Regnery, 1967
- I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It, Regnery , 1968
- Boss, Richard J. Daley of Chicago, Dutton, 1971
- Slats Grobnik and Some Other Friends, Dutton, 1976
- Sez Who, Sez Me, Dutton, 1983
- Like I Was Sayin`, Dutton, 1985
- Dr. Kookie, You`re Right, Plume, 1992
- One More Time, The Best of Mike Royko, University of Chicago Press, 2000
- For the Love of Mike, More of the Best of Mike Royko, University of Chicago Press, 2002
Titles at Your Library
Up against it
Release Date: 1971
I may be wrong, but I doubt it
Release Date: 1968
Boss: Mayor Richard J.Daley of Chicago
Release Date: 1971
Slats Grobnik and some other friends
Release Date: 1976
Sez Who? Sez Me
Release Date: 1983-12
Like I Was Sayin'
Release Date: 1985-12-01
Dr. Kookie, You're Right!
Release Date: 1992-02-23
One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko
Release Date: 2000-05-15
For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko
Release Date: 2002-05-15
Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
- Finalist, National Book Award in Contemporary Affairs, 1972
- Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, 1972
- Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1975
- Lifetime Achievement Award, National Press Club, 1990
- Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2011
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