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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff Biggers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA nonfiction poetry

Born: 1963 in Ohio


Illinois Connection

Jeff was raised in Illinois and he currently divides his time between Illinois and Italy.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeff Biggers is a writer, editor, journalist, and critic. He has worked as a writer, educator and community organizer across the United States, Europe, India and Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on NPR, PRI, and in travel, literary and music magazines, and national and foreign newspapers. Biggers is also a frequent blogger on ''Huffington Post'', ''Alternet'' and ''Common Dreams''. A contributing editor to ''The Bloomsbury Review'', his work has appeared in scores of American and foreign newspapers, magazines and numerous anthologies, including ''Coal Country'' and ''We All Live Downstream''. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and for Pacific News Service national syndication.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *American Book Award *Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism *Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award *Illinois Arts Council Creative Non-Fiction Award *David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting *Delta Award for Literature *Plattner Award for Appalachian Literature *Illinois Arts Council Creative Non-Fiction Award