Paul Pekin

Paul Pekin was born in Blue Island, Illinois, moved to Chicago in 1959, owned and operated a small store, taught writing at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, worked as a police officer for Cook County, and is now retired. His work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader and many literary and commercial magazines, including Cavalier, Swank, Other Voices, The South Dakota Review, and Sou’wester. He has won awards from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Headline Club for his fiction and nonfiction.