James Klise

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General Information

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Name: James Klise

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in Peoria, Illinois

Website: www.jamesklise.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/James-Klise/106459336045953=james+klise

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesklise

Email: jamesklise@gmail.com

Photo Credit: John Coffey

Illinois Connection

Klise was born in Peoria and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Klise is a high school librarian, supervisor of the high school literary journal and teen book club as well as the Gay-Straight Alliance advisor at Chicago International Charter School Northtown Academy. His short stories have appeared in many journals, including StoryQuarterly, New Orleans Review, Ascent, and Southern Humanities Review.

Published Works

  • Love Drugged , Flux, 2010
  • The Art of Secrets, Algonquin, 2014

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Love Drugged

  • Stonewall Honor Award, 2011
  • ALA Rainbow List of Recommended GLBTQ Books for Young Readers, 2011
  • Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2011
  • Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens, 2015

The Art of Secrets

  • ILLINIOS READS Book, 2015
  • Edgar Award Winner, Mystery Writers of America, 2015
  • "We Need Diverse Books" Educator Kit Selection, 2015
  • Bank Street Best Books for Children Selection, 2015
  • Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Master List, 2016
  • Sakura Medal H.S. Nominee, Japan, 2016
  • Chicago Public Schools Recommended Reading List, 2015
  • ALA Booklist Editors' Choice Winner, 2014
  • Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Selection, 2014
  • Booklist "Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth," 2014
  • ABC Best Books for Children & Teens Pick, 2014
  • Christian Science Monitor "25 Best New Middle Grade Novels," 2014
  • Houston Chronicle Summer Reading List, 2014

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Klise enjoys visiting high schools to talk to groups of any size, especially around Chicago. He will conduct half-day or full-day writing workshops, or to provide “book talks” about other contemporary novels that will get teens excited about reading. Fees vary, depending on travel. For more information, email him at: Jamesklise@gmail.com.

External Links

James Klise on WorldCat


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