Carol Madden Adorjan, lifetime Chicago area resident and member of The
Society of Midland Authors, The Society of Children's Book Writers and
Illustrators, Children's Reading Roundtable, and The Dramatists Guild, is
the author of short fiction, drama, and children's books.
Since the publication of her first short story in l956, her articles,
features, and short fiction have appeared in a variety of newspapers, trade,
religious, national and literary magazines, here and abroad, including North
American Review, Denver Quarterly, Redbook, Woman's Day.
Twenty of her children's books have been published.
Her first radio play won the l972 EARPLAY competition (University of
Wisconsin). Subsequently, her radio plays have been produced by, among
others, the BBC and The National Radio Theatre, whose production of her
adaptation of The Sea Wolf won the l981 Ohio State Award.
Her stage plays have been produced in San Francisco, New York, etc. and given
readings in New York, Chciago, and Milwaukee. She was among the first
playwrights given fellowships to the Midwest Playwrights' Lab under the
direction of Dale Wasserman. Her play Bridges, won first prize in a
University of Florida, Jacksonville, Competition, and was chosen as one of
four for reading and development by The Drame League of New York.
She has been writer in residence for both the Illinois and Iowa Arts Councils
and for The National Radio Theater. Currently, she is on the adjunct faculty
of National-Louis University, Evanston, IL.