Herman Kogan (1914-1989)
Chicago was a city of opportunity, no place for the weak, the docile or the squeamish.
Schooled in hardboiled Chicago news reporting, Herman Kogan eventually found his niche in literary editing, becoming unequivocally the best literary editor in the history of Chicago journalism. He nurtured two generations of Chicago writers as a literary and entertainment editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and Daily News. According to Alistair Cooke, “he was quite simply the best—the best kind of writer and editor, a professional without fuss, a talent-spotter without envy.” Kogan also wrote a number of critically acclaimed books about Chicago historical, political and cultural subjects, many of them collaborations with his friend and colleague, Lloyd Wendt.
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