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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maxine Chernoff  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Maxine Chernoff was born and raised in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maxine Chernoff is an American novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary magazine editor.Currenlty, she is a professor and Chair of the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University and lives in Mill Valley, California.

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-- Maxine Chernoff has been recognized with the Independent Democrat Award and as an Illinois Arts Council Fellow. She has also received the Carl Sandburg Award.