Manderino, John 1949–

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Manderino, John 1949–

PERSONAL: Born September 14, 1949, in Chicago, IL; son of John (a butcher) and Mildred (Gentleman) Manderino; married Marie Pike (an accountant). Education: University of New Hampshire, M.A.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Academy Chicago Publishers, 363 W. Erie St., Ste. 7E, Chicago, IL 60610.

CAREER: University of Southern Maine, Portland, instructor in English.



Sam and His Brother Len, Academy Chicago (Chicago, IL), 1994.

The Man Who Played Catch with Nellie Fox, Academy Chicago (Chicago, IL), 1998.

Reason for Leaving: Job Stories, Academy Chicago (Chicago, IL), 2001.

SIDELIGHTS: John Manderino once told CA: "Writing fiction—that first draft anyway—feels like walking slowly with my eyes on the ground just in front of my feet. If I look even a little ahead to see where I might be going, I fall flat on my face."



Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2001, review of Reason for Leaving: Job Stories, pp. 1447-1448.