Pen Name: None
Born: San Salvatore, Telesino, Italy
Romano graduated from DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Today, he lives in the Chicago area.
Biographical and Professional Information
Tony Romano has been a high school teacher for 25 years. His fiction has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Sou’wester, Whetstone, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project and his stories have been produced for National Public Radio’s The Sound of Writing series.
Romano is the producer of several spoken word CDs, Writers Week, featuring memoirist Mary Karr, poet laureate Billy Collins, Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist Rick Bragg, poetry slam originator Marc Smith, NPR commentator Daniel Ferri, poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and many others.
- Psychology and You, West Publishing Company, 1998 - written with Frank B. McMahon and and Judith W. McMahon
- Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice, EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 2008
- When the World Was Young, Harper Perennial, 2008
- If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Stories, Harper Perennial, 2009
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Psychology and You
Release Date: 1989-07
Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice
When the World Was Young: A Novel
Release Date: 2008-06-24
If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Tales
Release Date: 2008-12-23
He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project.
Awarded Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 2010.
When the World Was Young
- Chicago Tribune “Hot Summer Read”
- Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2007
- 2007 Midland Authors Finalist Prize
If You Eat, You Never Die
- Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2008
- 2008 Midland Authors Finalist Prize
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
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