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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julius Nicholas Hook  

Pen Name: JN Hook

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: December 25, 1913 in Macoupin County, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Hook was born in Macoupin county, was educated at the University of Illinois and also was a professor at the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

JN Hook has authored and co-authored more than thirty textbooks on the English language. A former professor of English at the University of Illinois, Professor Hook’s first book for the general public was the critically acclaimed ''The Grand Panjandrum''. He was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English with the Wilbur Hatfield Award. An establshment of a research foundation was also presented in Hook's name.

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-- *Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1981