Lowell B. Komie

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Lowell Burt Komie (29 December 1927 – 29 October 2015) was an American lawyer and writer.[1]

Born in Chicago, Komie grew up in Milwaukee before moving to Ravinia, later graduating from Highland Park High School in 1945.[2] Komie became famous for his legal fiction works.[3][4] In 1995 he received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award[1][5] and the Small Press Award for Fiction in 1998.[3][6] Komie died on 29 October 2015 in Highwood, Illinois, where he lived.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • The Lawyers Chambers and other stories (1995, short story collection)
  • The Last Jewish Shortstop in America (1998, novel)


  1. ^ a b Obituary of Lowell B. Komie
  2. ^ a b Lowell B. Komie Obituary Retrieve 2019-02-25.
  3. ^ a b Tributes to Lowell B. Komie
  4. ^ "The human version of the legal profession". EL PAIS. 1 November 2015. (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Carl Sandburg Awards Bestowed On 4 Local Writers". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  6. ^ "1998 Small Press / IPPY Book Awards Results". Independent Publisher - feature. Retrieved 2017-06-17.