Since joining the Akron Beacon Journal in 1984, Bob Dyer has earned 53 regional and national writing awards. He was voted Best Columnist in the Nation by the National Society of Professional Journalists (2008) and Best Humor Columnist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (2013). He was named Best Columnist in Ohio by at least one professional journalism organization for six consecutive years. Dyer was one of the lead writers for "A Question of Color," a yearlong examination of racial attitudes in Akron that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. He has also written two books.
Books by Bob Dyer
Blimp Pilot Terrorizes Akron Softcover
And Other Hot Air by Columnist Bob Dyer of the Akron Beacon Journal
by Bob Dyer
Here's Akron, with attitude. A giant cockroach, ticket-happy traffic cops, sexting teens, bumbling politicians, prima donna sports stars . . . There are few topics that Akron Beacon Journal columnist Bob Dyer hasn't tackled head-on. His biting commen . . . [Read More]
The Top 20 Moments in Cleveland Sports Softcover
Tremendous Tales of Heroes and Heartbreaks
by Bob Dyer
Relive the 20 most sensational events in Cleveland sports history. These are the moments Northeast Ohioans still talk about, decades later— and will probably continue to debate, bemoan, and otherwise cherish for generations to come.
Many are known by . . . [Read More]
My Life On and Off the Field
by Omar Vizquel | Bob Dyer
All-star shortstop Omar Vizquel tells the story of his life in baseball, from the sandlots of Caracas, Venezuela, to Game Seven of the World Series and beyond. It's a a candid look inside the locker room of those powerhouse Indians teams of the late . . . [Read More]