Born: January 24, 1942
Ohio connection: Birth
Paul Fredrick Kluge was born January 24, 1942, in Berkeley Heights, NJ; son of Walter (a machinist) and Maria (Ensslen) Kluge. He earned his B.A. from Kenyon College (1964) and an M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1967) from the University of Chicago. He has served in the U.S. Peace Corps (in Micronesia); worked as a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and as an editor at Life magazine; written for numerous publications, including Playboy, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, and is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and Islands Magazine. He was visiting professor at Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) 1987-97 and has been a writer in residence since 1997 specializing in the reading and writing of American literature. Some of his works inlcude Biggest Elvis, Eddie and the Cruisers, Gone Tomorrow, and A Call from Jersey. He is married to Pamela Hollie, a journalist.
2009 Ohioana Book Award (Fiction) Finalist for Gone Tomorrow.