Mike Royko

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General Information

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Name: Mike Royko

Pen Name: None

Born: September 19, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: April 29, 1997 in Evanston, Illinois


Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ASIN: B00070TJIC
Release Date: 1971


I may be wrong, but I doubt it

ASIN: B0006BWB0A
Release Date: 1968


Boss: Mayor Richard J.Daley of Chicago

ISBN: 0214653692
Release Date: 1971

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Slats Grobnik and some other friends

ASIN: B0006WQLLO
Release Date: 1976


Sez Who? Sez Me

ISBN: 044630896X
Release Date: 1983-12

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Like I Was Sayin'

ISBN: 0515084166
Release Date: 1985-12-01

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Dr. Kookie, You're Right!

ISBN: 0517079917
Release Date: 1992-02-23

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One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko

ISBN: 0226730727
Release Date: 2000-05-15

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For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko

ISBN: 0226730743
Release Date: 2002-05-15

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Literary Awards

Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

  • Finalist, National Book Award in Contemporary Affairs, 1972

Other Awards

  • 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

External Links

Mike Royko on WorldCat

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