David W. Berner
David W. Berner

David W. Berner is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and teacher. He has published three books (two memoir, one collection of essays) and will soon publish a work of fiction. David has more than forty years' experience in broadcast journalism as a reporter, anchor, news director and program director. He regularly contributes to the CBS Radio Network and has contributed to public radio stations around the country, including NPR’s Weekend edition.

David's first book, ACCIDENTAL LESSONS (Strategic) was awarded the Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. In 2011, he was awarded the position of Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, Florida and his memoir – ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE: A Journey of Fathers and Sons (Dream of Thing Publishing) – is a product of the three-months spent at Kerouac’s former home. The book won the Chicago Writers Association “Book of the Year” award in 2013. In 2015, David was awarded the Writer-in-Residence honor by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and his collection of essays, THERE’S A HAMSTER IN THE DASHBOARD (Dream of Things Publishing) was named a 2015 “Best Book” by the Chicago Book Review. He has also performed live literature at 2nd Story, Essay Fiesta, and Sunday Salon around Chicago.


Books by David W. Berner

October Song

A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time

Apr 2017

A powerful examination of the passage of time, love, the power of music, and the power of dreams.

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