It took Cliff Anthony about seven years of writing, rewriting, tweaking, and a few pints of tequila to complete Tears in God’s Own Country.
A native of Kerala, Cliff made America home in 1986.
To pay for his food and mortgages, Cliff teaches journalism and freelances for area publications in Cleveland, Ohio.
First novel: Page-A1 (Published in 2013)
Professor – Journalism (Since 2008) — Lorain County Community College, Ohio
Assistant Professor – Journalism (Three years) — Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Bureau chief, Geauga County edition (one year) , Reporter (Four years) —The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio
Reporter (10 years) — Sun Newspapers, Cleveland, Ohio
Managing Editor (Three years) — News India, New York
Reporter (Three years) — Oman Daily Observer, Oman, Middle East
Reporter (Three years) — The Blitz Group, Mumbai, India
Copy editor (One year) — Mid-Day, Mumbai, India
♦ Eight awards — The Press Club of Cleveland’s All Ohio Excellence in Journalism.
♦ 2021 Recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” from The Society of Professional Journalists-Cleveland Chapter.
♦ Three awards — SPJ’s Ohio Best Journalism.
♦ Three awards — The Suburban Newspapers of America.
- Recently published articles:
- The insidious impact of colorism
- A revenge party is not what the nation wants or needs
- The liberating world after masks
- Christmas in India
- 9:11 Column-CT-9-15
- A tribute to Jim Sheeler
- Trump’s refusal to concede
- Kamala Harris
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