About

Painting by Izak Aamidor

Abe Aamidor is a former long-term feature writer at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, The (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette and The Indianapolis Star. He is the Author, Co-author or Editor of seven books, including “At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry” (ECW Press, 2010), which was very favorably reviewed in The Christian Science Monitor and the Library Journal, and “Media Smackdown: Deconstructing the News and the Future of Journalism” (Peter Lang USA, 2013), which takes an even-handed look at the current crisis in journalism. Aamidor’s new novel, “Letting Go”, is published by The Permanent Press and Blackstone Audio.

Aamidor has had more than a dozen short stories published in literary magazines since 2012, including in Amoskeag: The Journal of Southern New Hampshire University; Chicago Quarterly Review; The Poydras Review; The Gettysburg Review (twice); Garbanzo Literary Journal; The Worcester Review: Grey Sparrow Journal; The Arkansas Review; The Antioch Review; and Black & White (a multicultural journal). Poydras and Grey Sparrow are available online; the others are hard copy literary magazines.

Aamidor has had articles on writing and journalism published in Quill, the official magazine of The Society of Professional Journalists; Issues in Writing (published by the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; and the Gateway Journalism Review (formerly St. Louis Journalism Review). In addition, he has been published in Asylum: The Radical Mental Health Magazine.

You can contact Aamidor with suggestions for speaking engagements or writing projects here. He lives in the Indianapolis, Ind., area. You can visit his Linkedin page here.