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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Florence Hamlish Levinsohn  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1926 in New York, N.Y.


Illinois Connection

Levinsohnn lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Levinsohn was a longtime activist, writer and editor who wrote social and political articles for several publications, including the ''Chicago Tribune'' and ''Chicago Reader''. She started her career as the assistant editor for the ''Northwest Times'' in Harwood Heights, Illinois. During her time here she also worked for ''Advertising Age'', ''The American Journal of Sociology and of Education'', was an instructor at Kennedy-King College and presented teaching seminars on writing and editing for scholarly publications. She wrote the first biography of Harold Washington, a past mayor of Chicago.

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-- Pen Writer`s Fund,1997, and Completion Grants, Illinois Arts Council, 1993 and 1980.