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John Mort

John Mort, American librarian, writer. Recipient Bill Boyd Literature Novel prize, 2000; National Education Association fellow, 1992. Sergeant United States Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam. Member American Library Association, Missouri Library. Association (Missouri Author of Year 2000), Science Fiction Writers of America.

Background

  • Mort, John was born on November 24, 1947 in Warsaw. Son of Louis Byron and Nora Mae Mort.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English and Secondary Education, University Iowa, 1972. Master of Fine Arts in Writing, University Iowa, 1974. Master of Library Science, University Iowa, 1976.

    Career

    • Library. Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, 1982-1986, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 1987-1988. Book reviewer Kirkus Revs., New York City, since 1992. Adult services specialist River Bluffs Regional Library., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1997—2001.

      Librarian Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library., 1988-1992, 94-96. Columnist, reviewer Booklist, Chicago, since 1996. Reference library Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, since 2001.

    Works

    Membership

    Sergeant United States Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam. Member American Library Association, Missouri Library. Association (Missouri Author of Year 2000), Science Fiction Writers of America.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, travel, reading, carpentry.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Louise Mort, 1972 (divorced 1984). 1 child, Nathan; married Patricia Eileen Hogan, February 14, 1994.
    • father: Louis Byron
    • mother: Nora Mae Mort
    • spouses: Sarah Louise Mort
    • Patricia Eileen Hogan
    • child: Nathan Mort
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    Born November 24, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      University Iowa
    • 1974
      University Iowa
    • 1976
      University Iowa
    • 1982 - 1986
      Library Southwest Missouri State University
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      Library Southwest Missouri State University
    • 1988 - 1992
      librarian Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library
    • 1992
      book reviewer Kirkus Revs.
    • 1996
      columnist
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1997 - 2001
      adult services specialist, River Bluffs Regional Library
      Missouri, United States
    • 2001
      reference library Maple Woods Community College
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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