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Librarian , writer

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.

Interests

  • Other 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