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Chandler Klang Smith

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Smith is a Springfield native.

Biography: Chandler Klang Smith graduated earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in 2007. She was the ghostwriter of two young adult novels for Alloy Entertainment Group and a reader for the Paris Review. Smith currently resides in New York.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Chandler Klang Smith on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Goldenland past dark /
ISBN: 192746935X OCLC: 815381112

"A hostile stranger is hunting Dr. Show's ramshackle travelling circus across 1960s America. His target: the ringmaster himself. Struggling to elude the menace, Dr. Show scraps his ambitious itinerary, ticket sales plummet, and nothing but disaster looms. The troupe's unravelling hopes fall on their latest and most promising recruit, Webern Bell, a sixteen-year-old stunted hunchback devoted obsessively to perfecting the surreal clown performances that come to him in his dreams. But as they travel through a landscape of abandoned amusement parks and rural ghost towns, Webern's bizarre past starts to pursue him, as well."