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A Well-Respected Man

Honoree: Society of Midland Authors, 2019

"Absorbing. Love, loss, and transformation are common themes in novels but they assume more literary proportions under David W. Berner's approach, which winds messages about choice, consequences, and wider-ranging life changes into a saga of male and female interactions and perceptions."

Thomas E. Kennedy, author of The Copenhagen Quartet

"David W. Berner has given us a beautiful, elegantly written book in the tradition of To Sir With Love."

Lin Brehmer, WXRT

"Night Radio is as irresistible as those old records we played."


The Consequence of Stars

"A vivid approach to the memoir form that almost defies the typical self-focused nature of the genre."


"Lyrically written with earthy language, Berner shares intimate details of a life seeking and understanding his place 'to be'"

Rick Kogan, WGN Radio

"Accidental Lessons is a terrific memoir."

Chicago Book Review

"Berner's Night Radio is lyrical, philosophical, poetic." 


October Song

Royal Dragonfly Award Winner


"October Song is a beautifully authentic memoir that reminds us that there are no time limits on dreams, creativity is boundless, and nothing in life is finite." 

Janna Marlies Maron, editor/publisher, Under the Gum Tree

"Any Road Will Take You There—a Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year—is honest, raw, shameless. If On the Road is for a generation lost, Berner's book is for a generation looking to be found."


Society of Midland Authors, 2019, Adult Fiction Honoree

Independent Author Network, 2019, Finalist, Literary/General Fiction


A Well-Respected Man 

Eric Hoffer Book Award, Grand Prize Finalist, 2019

Any Road Will Take You There

Chicago Writers Association, Book of the Year Award, 2013


Any Road Will Take You There.

American Book Fest, Book of the Year Finalist, 2017

October Song 

Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature

October Song, 2015

Accidental Lessons, 2011

Chicago Book Review—Best Books of Year, 2015

There's a Hamster in the Dashboard


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