Verlyn Klinkenborg is a nonfiction writer who has served on the New York Times editorial board since 1997. He has written a number of books, including The Rural Life, Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject Reptile; and Several Short Sentences About Writing. His next book, More Scenes from a Rural Life, will be published in spring 2013. In addition to books, he has published articles, reviews and editorials in a number of well-known and well-respected magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Mother Jones, National Geographic, Audubon, Esquire and Yale e360. Rural life in America is a common focus for much of his writing and editorials.
He received a B.A. in English from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and is a Guggenheim Fellow. He has taught courses at Fordham, Harvard, Pomona, Bard, St. Olaf and Bennington.
He is teaching “A Local Habitation and a Name, or Writing the World” this fall. His office is in Sage 6.