Connection to Illinois: Smith has been an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, as well as at Columbia College of Chicago. Biography: Bryan Smith is the senior staff writer at Chicago magazine, as well as a contributor to numerous other national and city mags, including Men’s Health (contributing editor), Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, and Reader’s Digest. Mr. Smith has twice been named national Writer of the Year by the City and Regional Magazine Association, the top writing honor for that distinguished organization, and a finalist for that award five other times. His first book, The Breakaway, debuted as a #1 Amazon bestseller in three categories and continues to garner five-star reviews. Mr. Smith has won nearly two dozen Peter Lisagor awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, in categories ranging from feature writing to in-depth reporting to sports to arts and entertainment. Most recently, his writing was chosen to appear in the most esteemed annual anthology collecting the best sports writing in the country: Best American Sports Writing. It is the second time his stories have appeared in the book. His stories were also chosen for Best American Newspaper Writing, as well as the book, True Stories of False Confessions and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mr. Smith has been an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, as well as at Columbia College of Chicago.
|The Break Away: The Inside Story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks
ISBN: 0810138883 OCLC: 1055658878 Northwestern University Press 2018 The remarkable story of how Rocky Wirtz, scion of a Chicago business and sports dynasty, defied his family and skeptics to take the Chicago Blackhawks from "worst to first."