Elizabeth Black is the award-winning journalist, editor and author whose credits include the prize-winning novel Buffalo Spirits and frequent contributions to leading publications worldwide. Black's prize-winning, bestselling novel is Buffalo Spirits (Dialog Press 2006). Her works of journalism and commentary have appeared in such publications as  Moment, Lawrence Journal World, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Chicago Daily News, Denver Post, and The Cutting Edge News. Her syndicated column Back to the Middle appeared regularly in the Lawrence Journal World during 2007-2008.

Black has also edited or co-written numerous books of history, politics and health policy, including several award-winning or New York Times bestselling editions. Her many magazine efforts include editor of Chicago Monthly, Great American Pace, Stride Magazine, and OS/2 Magazine, as well as several trade publication. Black has served as art director of several magazines including Stride, BioMechanics, OS/2 Magazine and Chicago Monthly.

Her numerous book awards include: the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Writing Residency Award in 2005, the Three Oaks Prize for Fiction for Buffalo Spirits in 2003, and Finalist in the William Faulkner Novel Awards for Buffalo Spirits in 2002. Two magazine awards include a Folio Award for Art Direction for BioMechanics Magazine and for OS/2 Professional named the Best New Computer Magazine of the Year in 1993 by the Computer Press Association.

In addition to her own writing, Elizabeth provides editorial services to select clients, including book editing and brochure design. She helps other authors write book proposals, obtain publishing contracts and works with them to create the finished product. Drawing on years of magazine art direction experience, Black also works with clients to conceptualize, write and design effective brochures. In demand as a speaker and teacher, she focuses on environmental issues facing the Great Plains.

 

Award-Winning Book

Winner of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Writing Residency Award in 2005, the Three Oaks Prize for Fiction for Buffalo Spirits in 2003, and Finalist in the William Faulkner Novel Awards


2006
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Articles

Elizabeth Black's own journalism and perspectives, as well as editing other writers articles, have been syndicated to more than 100 leading newspapers and magazines throughout the world. In the United States, outlets as diverse as the Lawrence Journal World, Moment, Lawrence Journal World, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Chicago Daily News, Denver Post, and The Cutting Edge News.