Livingston, New Jersey
July 3, 2018
Mark Di Ionno noted author and Star Ledger columnist will be speaking at the Livingston Old Guard meeting on Tuesday August 14, 2018, at at approximately 10:20 AM after the regular business meeting of the Old Guard. The meeting is held at the lower level of the LSCC, 204 Hillside Avenue in Livingston. The public is invited to his presentation.
Mark is a lifetime newspaperman and a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist in news commentary, primarily for his work on Hurricane Sandy. He is also a five-time winner of the New Jersey Press Association’s first-place award for column writing. His columns appear regularly in The Star-Ledger, and its online partner, nj.com, with an estimated readership of over 1 million people.
Mark’s newest book, “Gods of Wood and Stone” will be released by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in July. It is available on pre-order on Amazon.
He is also a contributor to the acclaimed “It Occurs to Me I am America,” an anthology of short stories, also from Touchstone.
In an anthology filled with famous authors, two readers singled out Mark's story "Intersections" as the best of the bunch.
Prior to becoming a columnist at the Star-Ledger he was one of the principal editors involved in the paper’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Gov. Jim McGreevey’s abrupt resignation and the 2001 Pulitzer-finalist coverage of the Seton Hall fire.
Mark began his career in sports and was a columnist at The New York Post, where he broke many stories, including parts of baseball’s case against Pete Rose and the undoing of Mike Tyson.
Mark's first novel and most recent publication is “The Last Newspaperman”, which along with his Revolutionary War book, were put on NJ 350’s “101 Greatest New Jersey Books.’’ The novel was also a finalist in USA Books and ForeWord Reviews “Best of 2012” contests and is praised by many customer reviews on Amazon.
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