Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: Ring Lardner Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: March 6, 1885 in Niles, Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLardner was a sportswriter and columnist in Chicago. He wrote for several Chicago newspapers from 1907 through 1932.
Biographical and Professional InformationRing Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage and the theatre. He began his career as a sportswriter in Chicago and started in fiction with a series of stories about a baseball player named Jack Keefe. These stories, some of which were collected in You Know Me Al, already demonstrate Lardner's gift for dark, sardonic satire and his sharp ear for American colloquial speech. Later collections include How to Write Short Stories (1924) and The Love Nest and Other Stories (1926). He was also a successful playwright, collaborating with such Broadway legends as George M. Cohan on Elmer the Great (1928) and George S. Kaufman on June Mood (1929).
*''Elmer the Great'', 1928 *''How to Write Short Stories'', Scribner, 1925 *''June Moon'', 1930 *''Lose With a Smile'', Scribner, 1933 *''Regular Fellows I Have Met'', Wilmont, 1919 *''Ring Around the Bases, The Complete Baseball Stories of Ring Lardner'', Macmillan, 1992 *''Round-Up, The Stories of Ring W. Lardner'', Scribner, 1929 *''Selected Stories'', Penguin, 1997 *''The Big Town, How I and the Mrs. Go to New York to See Life and Get Katie a Husband'', Bobbs-Merrill, 1921 *''The Love Nest and Other Stories by Ring W. Lardner'', Scribner, 1926 *''What of It'', Scribner, 1925