Tony Romano

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General Information

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Name: Tony Romano

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: San Salvatore, Telesino, Italy



Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 0314473572
Release Date: 1989-07-01

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Literary Awards

Body of Work:

  • Two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project
  • Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 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)

External Links

Tony Romano on WorldCat


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