Individual Author Record
Name: James KlisePen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult; Born: in Peoria, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionKlise was born in Peoria and currently resides in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJames 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''.
-- 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 BooksEducator 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 BestSelection, 2014
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 EngagementsSpeaking 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 . . 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.