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Cold war veteran, retired professor, author of more than 20 published books, over 1000 publications, newspaper columnist, influenced by years as a secret agent.

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About Harley L. Sachs:


Though born in Chicago and raised in Indiana, Harley L. Sachs considers himself an international, having lived in Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Denmark.  He earned a degree in English at Indiana University, then served in the US Army in Germany. After getting his Master's degree at I.U. he returned to Europe and worked under cover for several years.  He met and married Ulla in Stockholm, Sweden and they spent a year's honeymoon in a Scottish castle. Returning to the USA, Sachs taught English briefly at Southern Illinois University then moved to Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula where he and his wife raised three daughters. He took early retirement and now lives in  Portland, Oregon.


Harley L. Sachs is the author of many novels, short stories, magazine articles and newspaper columns. His short stories have been broadcast on the BBC World Service short wave and on Oregon Public Radio’s Golden Hours. His awards for writing are too numerous to list as are his more than 1000 publications.



Birth Place
Chicago, IL USA

2008 Writer of the Year award from UP of MI Writers, 2008 First prize for fiction, "My Enlistment" from UP of MI Writers; 2002 Lifetime Achievement award from UP of MI Writers; 1997 Ed Powers Memorial Award for Humor for "Ejaculating with Zane Grey." 1997 Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers prize for short story "My Brag Book." 1992 First prize for essay "Summer's Last Hurrah" from UP Writers Association and second prize from Peninsula People for "A Lake Trout Mitzvah", 1990 Ed Powers Humor award for "Getting the Boating Bug" from Irma Quarterdeck Reports; 1989 award of excellence for "Mouse Traps in the Classroom" from Chicago chapter of STC; First honorable mention from Literary Lights for science fiction short story "Package Tour". 1988: $500 first prize from H. G. Roberts Foundation for essay "Alzheimer’s." Second prize, Nostalgia literary award for essay, "The Moon and I." Second prize, Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers for "The Mugger" short story. 1981: chosen Writer of the Year by Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers Association for "writing with enthusiasm about the U.P."

Additional Information

Latest book is "Burnt Out," thired in the Irwin glass series after "Berayal" and "Retribution." drawing on my secret life inside the Soviet Union during the cold war.

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IDEVCO Intellectual Properries
2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Apt.. 328 
Portland OR 97201   USA
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