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        David W. Berner

David is an acclaimed, award-winning author of fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, short stories, and poetry.. His work includes the novels A Well-Respected Man, The Islander, Night Radio, Sandman, and Rainbow Man, and the nonfiction books Accidental Lessons, Any Road Will Take You There, Walks with Sam, The Consequence of Stars, and Daylight Saving Time. 


He  has won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the NYC Big Book Award, the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors Award for Literary Fiction, and the Book of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association. He's also been recognized by the Paris Book Festival, The Society of Midland Authors, the Hawthorne Prize, the Royal Dragonfly Awards, and the Readers' Choice Awards..

David has been honored as the Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, FL and the at the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home and Museum in Oak Park, IL. 


David is a retired associate-professor at Columbia College Chicago, a long-time Chicago broadcast journalist,  and now teaches writing at Gotham Writers Workshop of New York City. 


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