John Brizzolara

Born in Chicago on December 11, 1950, Brizzolara has been writing since childhood. At age 29, he sold his first two short stories to Weird Tales. Since then his writing has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, Whispers, Weirdbook, and Twilight Zone Magazine. His short fiction has been translated to German, Russian, and Japanese. In 1987 he published his first novel, Wirecutter, followed by the science-fiction novel Empire's Horizon in 1989. Thunder Moon, a sequel to Wirecutter, soon followed. In 1997 he won the National Conference Media Award for Journalism for a San Diego Magazine story on hate crimes. He has reviewed numerous books for the Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He has also written for the Chicago Reader, Pages, and San Diego Home Garden & Lifestyle. Brizzolara has been writing for the Reader since 1989.

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