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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ken Krimstein  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction




Illinois Connection

Krimstein lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ken Krimstein has published cartoons in the New Yorker, Punch, the Wall Street Journal, and more. He teaches at De Paul University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''When I Grow Up: The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teenagers'', *Washington Post - Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2021 * Chicago Tribune - Best Fall Reads for 2021 * Publishers Weekly - Starred Review * Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review -- ''The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt - A Tyranny of Truth'', *Winner of the Bernard J. Brommel Award for Biography & Memoir Best Graphic Novels of the Year--Forbes Jewish Book Award Finalist Finalist for the Chautauqua Prize