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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Billy Lombardo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Lombardo was born and raised in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. He currently lives in Forest Park - a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lombardo is the author of ''The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories'', a Chicago Tribune Best Fiction of 2005 selection. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Latin School of Chicago and teaches fiction for UCLA's Extension program. He founded and directs ''Polyphony HS'', a student-run national literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He has had fiction, essays, and nonfiction published or anthologized in ''StoryQuarterly'', ''Cicada'', ''TriQuarterly'','' Bryant Literary Review'', ''Other Voices'', ''The Spoken Word Redux'', ''Elysian Fields Quarterly'', ''River Oak Review'', The ''Forest Park Post'', ''Chicago Sun-Times'', ''Knee Jerk'', and other publications.Lombardo is the 2011 recipient of the Nelson Algren Award.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """The Logic of a Rose""" *Chicago Tribune Best Fiction of 2005 selection