Author, journalist Studs Terkel has died

Published 4:23 pm Friday, October 31, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist Studs Terkel has died at age 96.

Colleague and close friend Thom Clark says Terkel’s family confirmed his death today.

Terkel’s is best known for his street-wise portrayals of the working class.

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He contrasted rich and poor along the same Chicago street in the 1966 novel “Division Street: America,” explored the Depression in 1970’s “Hard Times” and chronicled how people felt about their jobs in the 1974 novel, “Working.”

He won Pulitzer in 1985 for his remembrances of World War II, “The Good War.”