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John Fink

Born: 1926 in Farmington, Illinois
Died: 1995

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Fink was born in Farmington, Illinois. He attended the Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and earned his MA at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. After college, he and his wife moved to Winnetka, Illinois.

Biography: Fink attended college at Millikin University and later earned an M.A. from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. He was a reporter at the Tribune from 1953 to 1974. In 1962, he edited the institutional history of Tribune affiliate WGN. After 1974, he left daily journalism and began a career in book editing and publishing with the ''Chicago Tribune Magazine''. In the early 1990s his talent for fiction writing burst to the surface, and he wrote two mysteries. Fink has taught writing classes at Columbia College and Northwestern University, and still lived in Chicago until his death in 1995.


John Fink on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Libel the dead /
ISBN: 0373280173 OCLC: 31358212

Worldwide, Toronto ; 1994, ©1992.

Painted leaves /
ISBN: 0312131372 OCLC: 32013171

St. Martin's Press, New York : 1995.

TV anchorwoman Marlee Roberts of Chicago had no reason to commit suicide, but what murderer kills by slashing his victim's wrists? No sooner does the station's top reporter, Jimmy Gillespie, start investigating than he is fired and the owner's mistress becomes co-anchor. But Gillespie continues on his own. By the author of Leaf Boats.

The leaf boats /
ISBN: 0312049773 OCLC: 22543081

St. Martin's Press, New York : 1991.