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Paul Wilkes (born 1938) is an American writer of Slovak origin and filmmaker who is best known for his focus on religion, especially Roman Catholicism and its monastic tradition.
Total Books: 37
He was born the youngest of seven children to immigrant parents, both Slovaks, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Cathedral Latin High School. At Marquette University he received his B.A. in 1960. He then entered the U.S. Navy as a communications officer, serving from 1961 to 1964. In 1967 he completed an M.A. at Columbia University.
Wilkes started his career as a writer for the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado from 1964 to 1966. He joined the Baltimore Sun from 1967 to 1968, then worked as a book editor for Harper & Row in New York City in 1969. The next year he joined Harper's Magazine Press as a book editor.
He has taught writing at Brooklyn College, the University of Pittsburgh, Boston University, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Wilkes has written for many magazines, including The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, America, and Commonweal. In 1994 he published And They Shall be My People: An American Rabbi and His Congregation, the story of Congregation Beth Israel of Worcester, Massachusetts.
In 2000, he was a critic of the Holy Office's declaration Dominus Iesus.
He is married to Tracy Gochberg. They have two children.