Individual Author Record
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''.
- Love Drugged , Flux, 2010
- The Art of Secrets, Algonquin, 2014
Titles At Your Library
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 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.