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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: September 19, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois


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Royko was a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike Royko is best known as a political nespaper columnist. He began his career in journalism on an Air Force Base newspaper in 1956. In 1972, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, concentrating on Chicago and Illinois politics. Over his thirty year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three newspapers, the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

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-- *Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2011