Michael Dirda

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  • Born in Lorain, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1948
  • Attended Lorain Public Schools, graduating from Admiral King High School in 1966
  • Graduated from Oberlin College, magna cum laude, 1970
  • Published essay “Sweet Lorain,” about his hometown, in 2002
  • Published An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland about life in Lorain, 2003

Dirda’s mother still lives in Lorain

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