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Verlyn Klinkenborg (born 1952 in Meeker, Colorado) is an American non-fiction author. Since 1997, he has been a member of the editorial board of The New York Times. His books include The Rural Life, Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile. He has published articles in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, National Geographic, Mother Jones, and other periodicals.
Total Books: 26
Klinkenborg was raised on an Iowa farm belonging to his family.He attended elementary school in Clarion, Iowa until the 6th grade at which time the family moved to Osage. He graduated from Pomona College, and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Klinkenborg taught literature and creative writing at Fordham University while living in the Bronx in the early to mid-1980s, and later at St. Olaf College, Bennington College and Harvard University. In 1991 he received the Lila Wallace–Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He lives on a small farm in upstate New York.
His most notable current writings are his editorial opinions which appear regularly in the New York Times; these are generally literary meditations on rural farm life. He was the 2006-2007 visiting writer-in-residence at Pomona College, where he taught nonfiction writing. In 2007, he received a Guggenheim fellowship, which will fund his upcoming book The Mermaids of Lapland, about William Cobbett. Pomona College : News@Pomona