Mr. Quinn is best known as the author of Ishmael, the novel
that in 1991 won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, established
to encourage authors to seek "creative and positive solutions
to global problems." Ishmael has been in print continuously
since its publication in 1992 and is currently available in
Quinn (1935- ) grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he graduated
from Creighton Prep in 1953. He studied at St. Louis University,
the University of Vienna, and Loyola University of Chicago,
receiving a bachelor's degree in English, cum laude, in 1957.
During a twenty-year career in educational
and consumer publishing in Chicago, he served as Biography
and Fine Arts editor at the American Peoples Encyclopedia,
managing editor of the Greater Cleveland Mathematics Program
(Science Research Associates), head of the mathematics department
at Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, Executive
Editor of Fuller & Dees Publishing (a division of the
Times Mirror Corporation) and Editorial Director of the Society
for Visual Education (a division of the Singer Corporation).
Quinn's books center around
environmental problems. He offers some type of hope for our
futures and those that will follow us. If you feel you
can't do anything to help with all of the problems out there
because you are just one person just remember the resounding
message that creeps through all of these books. USE LESS.
Just reduce what you use from 2% to 10%. All of one helpless
persons will soon add up to making the difference. The is
no stopping the problem, only slowing it down.
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