Chicago Author Saul Bellow Receives Street Sign Honor

By: Celia Martinez

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsAlderman Roberto Maldonado, 26th Ward, unveiled the honorary street sign dedicated to author Saul Bellow on the southwest corner of Augusta and Rockwell in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on June 11, 2012, a day after Bellow’s 97th birthday. Bellow lived in Humboldt Park between 1924 and 1934 and his community often served as a setting for his many novels. In his lifetime, Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for fiction, a Pulitzer Prize and was also the recipient of the National Book Award three times. Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and Oakton Community College Instructor Richard Reeder accompanied Maldonado. “We are making Chicago literary history,” Maldonado said.

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