Marjorie Klein

Biography

Marjorie Klein's first novel, Test Pattern (Wm. Morrow Publishers, 2000, hardcover; HarperCollins Perennial, 2001, paperback) was a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including 20 years of free-lance work for Tropic, the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine. She has taught at the University of Miami, Warren Wilson College, and Florida International University (where she received her MFA), and has led workshops at the Florida Center for Literary Arts at Miami Dade College, University of North Carolina/​Asheville’s Great Smokies Writers Program and UNCA’s Center for Creative Retirement. Recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in 2007 and honorable mention in 2002, she served as a preliminary judge in the writing category for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts from 1991-2006, until she moved to Asheville. She has recently completed a new novel, Shifting Gears.

Selected Works

Novel: Fiction
Test Pattern
“Entertains as surely as a parallel-universe episode of Ozzie and Harriet.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Essay
“Measuring Time by the Page”
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
“Our Memories Can Be Legacies to Strangers”
A last visit to a childhood home.

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