Author Verlyn Klinkenborg will lecture at Hamilton on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, KJ. A member of The New York Times editorial board, Klinkenborg writes on environmental issues in a weekly column, “The Rural Life.” His lecture is free and open to the public and is part of the English & Creative Writing Fall 2013 Reading Series.
The author of several books of non-fiction – including Making Hay, about his family’s farm in Iowa, and The Last Fine Time, about a family-run bar in Buffalo – and a novel, Timothy: The Life of an Abject Reptile, he has published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, National Geographic, Mother Jones, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. His most recent book is Several Short Sentences About Writing.
Klinkenborg graduated from Pomona College, and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He 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. Klinkenborg lives on a small farm in upstate New York.