Josh Karp

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General Information

Name: Josh Karp

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1966 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: www.joshkarpbooks.com

Email: karpj2323@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Karp was born in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University. He currently resides in Glenco, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karp has written for Atlantic Monthly, Salon, Premiere, LA Times Sunday Magazine, TimeOut New York, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times and other publications. He received his Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University and is an adjunct lecturer of journalism at Northwestern, University. He has also taught at Loyola and DePaul.

Published Works

  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever , Chicago Review Press, 2008
  • Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing, Chronicle Books, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing

ISBN: 081186359X
Release Date: 2010-02-17

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Literary Awards

Josh Karp's first book, A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever, won best biography of 2006 at the Midwest Book Awards and also the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Josh Karp on WorldCat

Josh Karp on Amazon

Josh Karp on Facebook

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