Travels from: New York
Christina Baker Kline is the author of seven novels, including, most recently, A Piece of the World (2017), which explores the real-life relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, "Christina’s World."
An instant New York Times Bestseller, A Piece of the World was awarded the 2018 New England Prize for Fiction, the 2018 Maine Literary Award, and a Silver Nautilus Award. Kline's 2013 novel Orphan Train spent more than two years on the NYT bestseller list, including five weeks at #1, and was published in 40 countries. Hundreds of communities, schools and universities have chosen it as a "One Book, One Read" selection. Kline has written five other novels —Orphan Train Girl, The Way Life Should Be, Sweet Water, Bird in Hand, and Desire Lines — and written or edited five works of nonfiction.
In addition to her novels, Kline has commissioned and edited two widely praised collections of original essays on the first year of parenthood and raising young children, Child of Mine and Room to Grow, and edited a book on grieving, Always Too Soon. She is coeditor, with Anne Burt, of a collection of personal essays called About Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror, and is co-author, with her mother, Christina Looper Baker, of a book on feminist mothers and daughters, The Conversation Begins. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Money, More, and Psychology Today, among other places.
Kline lives in New York City and in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
Talks and Topics
A Piece of the World multi-media presentation
Orphan Train and Orphan Train Girl multi-media presentation
Fast and Furious Fiction & Memoir
Turning Life into Art
Writing About Family History
Turning Life Into Fiction
Why Do We Read? A Conversation
Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Write Your Best Book: A Book-Proposal Workshop
Rejuvenate Your Writing Life
Surviving - and Thriving - As a Working Writer
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In the News:
"The Painter, the Muse and the Novelist" - The Aspen Times (CO, Feb 2018)
"Author Christina Baker Kline next up in Nick Linn Lecture Series." - Naples Daily News (FL, Feb 2018)
"Writers, artists take part in The Ragdale Foundation's Novel Affair" - Lake Forester (IL, May 2017)