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Welcome . . .

Richard C. Lindberg

I have been writing professionally for more than 30 years with 15 published volumes of non-fiction in print, all dealing with aspects of Chicago city history, politics, sports, ethnicity, and urban crime.

Rich Lindberg

I have shared my personal and professional background with additional insight into the world of book writing, agents, and publishing as I have known it all of these years in the various articles I have posted to this site

You will also find a collection of my writings, information about my published books and how to order them, personal thoughts, reflections on childhood and further observations about the business of book writing.

Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome. However, because of time constraints and a hectic schedule of writing, working and speaking to libraries and membership groups I can no longer respond to specific requests asking me to read and evaluate sample chapters of manuscripts sent to me by writers looking to break into print, or individuals soliciting advice or wanting me to network them with publishers and agents. The articles you will find on the site candidly address some of the publishing pitfalls and industry issues and should be of some help for prospective book authors. For other questions or comments, please send me an e-mail.

I appreciate your interest in my work and I value your friendship and support.

Richard Carl Lindberg,
Chicago, Illinois

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The Whiskey Breakfast - Chiago Writer's Association Non Fiction Book of the Year Award Winner

"Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family My American Life"
Winner of 2011-2012 Best (traditionally published) Non-Fiction Book of the Year, from the Chicago Writer's Association. Runner up for the Society of Midland Authors 2011 Best Biography of the Year.
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"Rich Lindberg's History of the Chicago Union Stockyards - as Told to the Angus Report"
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Read the Newcity Lit nonfiction review of Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family My American Life
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Rich Lindberg discusses his memoir, Whiskey Breakfast, his experiences growing up, and becoming a Chicago author with WGN radio personality, columnist and author Rick Kogan, on his program "The Sunday Papers."
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Rich was also interviewed for the 848 Program on WBEZ by Jason Marck about the writing of Whiskey Breakfast.
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