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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John D. Blades  

Pen Name: John Blades

Genre: C:ADULT Creative Non-Fiction Fiction

Born: 1936 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection

John was born in Springfield and currently resides in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Blades has been a reporter, an editor and book critic of the ''Chicago Tribune''. His fiction has been published in ''TriQuarterly'', ''The Quarterly'' and ''Chicago Magazine''. He has also written for the ''Washington Post'', ''Publishers Weekly'', ''The Morning News'', and numerous other publications. Blades now works as a freelance artist.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *James Friend Memorial Award for Critism, 1989 *Chicago Tribune Writing Award, 1990