Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Klise  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Peoria, Illinois


-- Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/James-Klise/106459336045953=james+klise
-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/jamesklise
-- Website -- http://www.jamesklise.com
-- James Klise on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james++klise

E-Mail: -- jamesklise@gmail.com


Illinois Connection

Klise was born in Peoria and currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Klise is a high school librarian, supervisor of the high school literary journal and teen book club as well as the Gay-Straight Alliance advisor at Chicago International Charter School Northtown Academy. His short stories have appeared in many journals, including ''StoryQuarterly'', ''New Orleans Review'', ''Ascent'', and ''Southern Humanities Review''.


Awards

'Love Drugged ' Stonewall Honor Award, 2011 ALA Rainbow List of Recommended GLBTQ Books for Young Readers, 2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2011 Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens, 2015 'The Art of Secrets ' ILLINIOS READS Book, 2015 Edgar Award Winner, Mystery Writers of America, 2015 We Need Diverse Books Educator Kit Selection, 2015 Bank Street Best Books for Children Selection, 2015 Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Master List, 2016 Sakura Medal H.S. Nominee, Japan, 2016 Chicago Public Schools Recommended Reading List, 2015 ALA Booklist Editors' Choice Winner, 2014 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Selection, 2014 Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth, 2014 ABC Best Books for Children & Teens Pick, 2014 Christian Science Monitor 25 Best New Middle Grade Novels, 2014 Houston Chronicle Summer Reading List, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Klise enjoys visiting high schools to talk to groups of any size, especially around Chicago. He will conduct half-day or full-day writing workshops, or to provide "book talks" about other contemporary novels that will get teens excited about reading. Fees vary, depending on travel. For more information, email him at [mailto:Jamesklise@gmail.com Jamesklise@gmail.com].

Selected Titles At Your Library

The art of secrets /
ISBN: 1616201959. OCLC Number: 854828668

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When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.

The art of secrets :
ISBN: 9781622313341. OCLC Number: 874135049

. .

When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.