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Hillbilly Elegy: Clarence Page on Hillbilly Elegy

The resource guide for the 2017-18 Common Experience book selection, J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy"

Clarence Page

Clarence Page

Clarence Page addresses the social, economic and political issues affecting Americans. Writing with passion and style, Page delivers lively commentary on today’s pressing issues, such as crime, education, housing, hunger and bigotry.

A columnist and member of the editorial board at the Chicago Tribune since 1984, Page has also worked as director of community affairs and as an on-air reporter at Chicago CBS affiliate WBBM-TV. Prior to his television career, Page held various positions in the Tribune newsroom for 11 years, including neighborhood news reporter and assistant city editor.

Page is the author of “Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity” and “A Bridge to the New Media Century.” He’s published articles in The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday and Chicago Magazine, among others. Page is a regular essayist for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS and has served as a news commentator on “The McLaughlin Group,” “Hardball,” Black Entertainment Television’s “Lead Story,” ABC’s “This Week” and NPR’s “Weekend Sunday.” He’s also hosted several PBS documentaries.





Interesting Clarence Page Facts

Clarence Page is no stranger to Ohio or to many of the discussions about living in the Appalachian region. Take a look at a few facts below.

Clarence Page's connection to Ohio and the Appalachian region

  • Born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Attended Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio
  • Worked as a freelance writer and photographer for the Middletown Journal and Cincinnati Enquirer 
  • Earned B.S in Journalism from Ohio University

WorldCat's List of Clarence Page's Most Wildly Held Works

WorldCat is a comprehensive database of library collections that also keeps a special section devoted to Identities of prolific writers. What are considered Clarence Page's most popular, influential, and widely-held works? Click on the image below to find out.

BGSU Visit

Clarence Page Comes to BGSU

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:30 p.m. Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Clarence Page Media