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Randy Richardson - Author of "Havana Hangover"

An accomplished attorney and award-winning journalist, Randy Richardson is the founding member and president of the Chicago Writers Association. His latest novel, “Havana Hangover,” earned recognition as a 2023 Finalist for the Kindle Book Awards and the Book Awards and received 5-Star Reviews from Reader Views and Readers’ Favorites. With two more novels, “Cheeseland” and “Lost in the Ivy,” plus a coauthored nonfiction work titled “Cubsessions,” Randy’s influence spans genres. His essays grace anthologies like “Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul,” “Storytellers’ True Stories About Love,” and “Cubbie Blues,” and literary journals such as Hypertext and Memory House. The first male recipient of the National Federation of Press Women’s Communicator of Achievement Award, Randy is featured on NewCity’s “Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago” list for 2019 and 2022.

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