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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jonathan Messinger  

Pen Name: None


Born: in Boston, Massachusettes


Illinois Connection

Messinger lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Messinger is a writer, editor and performer. He has contributed his fiction writing to the zine ''McSweeney's'', among many other major and alternative publications. When he attended Clark University and was the editor of the student magazine ''The Wheatbread''. Messinger was also the editor of ''THISisGRAND'', a web magazine chronicling true stories on Chicago's public transit. He is currently the books editor for ''Time Out Chicago''. Messinger's first published collection of short stories, ''Hiding Out'', was released in 2007 through Featherproof books, an independent publisher which he cofounded in 2005 in combination with fellow writer Zach Dodson.

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