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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lloyd Kropp  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

-- Lloyd Kropp on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kropp was a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and currently resides in Edwardsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lloyd Kropp is an American novelist, musician, composer, and educator. He is known for his novels. Kropp was educated at the University of Pittsbugh and ohio State University. He has been on the faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, since 1975. There, he joined the English faculty where he taught until he retired as a senior professor in 2002. His formal academic specialty was in Literary Theory. During his years teaching at SIUE he won a Distinguished Performance Award from the School of Humanities and was twice nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award. Kropp's interests include archaeology, astronomy and ancient history.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

One hundred times to China
ISBN: 0385057083

Doubleday. 1979

Greencastle and the Denizens of the Sacred Crypt
ISBN: 0881910376

Freundlich Books. 1986

A group of adolescents in Greencastle, New Jersey in 1952 create a secret club, The Denizens of the Sacred Crypt, as an outlet for their imaginative fantasies


''Greencastle and The Denizens of the Sacred Crypt''
  • Best Books of the Year lists, American Library Association, 1985
  • Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1988

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