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Christopher Klim, American writer. Member of Association Writing Professionals, National Writers Union, Association Documentary Editors, Society Professional Journalists.

Background

Klim, Christopher was born on September 8, 1962 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Eugene and Margaret Klim.

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Master of Science in Comp Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Master of Science Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Career

Literary His work has been compared to Dashiell Hammett by Philadelphia Weekly, Carl Hiaasen. by the Times, and John Steinbeck by Robert Gover. Klim said, " served as a litmus test, evoking people’s sense of God and religion by the title alone...". Everything Burns is a fictionalized study of pyromania based partly on his experiences as a journalist.

His novel The Winners Circle, a satire about the meaning of wealth in America, led The Book Reporter to call him "among the top humor novelists of the day." In 2005, Klim became the Chairman of the Eric Hoffer Award for books and prose. From 2007 to 2015, Klim served as the executive editor of Best New Writing which was said to "immediately become a treasured possession” by Walter Cronkite. He was the lead editor in restoring the works of the American writer Eric Hoffer to print as well as editing Robert Gover's later books.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (novels) Jesus Lives in Trenton, Everything Burns, The Winners Circle, Idiot!, True Surrealism, Red Heaven.

Membership

Member of Association Writing Professionals, National Writers Union, Association Documentary Editors, Society Professional Journalists.

Connections

Married Karin S. Seidel, April 19, 1994.

father:
Eugene Klim

mother:
Margaret Klim

Spouse:
Karin S. Seidel