Richard Klin

Richard Klin - Ghostwriter

Stone Ridge, NY, USA

I'm a writer of fiction and nonfiction.

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Overview

My novel, PETROLEUM TRANSFER ENGINEER, was published in 2018 via Underground Voices, an LA-based publishing house. I'm also the author of ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM FOR BEGINNERS (For Beginners Books, 2016) and SOMETHING TO SAY (Leapfrog Press, 2011), a series of profiles of various artists discussing the intersection of art and politics.

My work--fiction and nonfiction--has been featured on Public Radio International's STUDIO 360 and has appeared in the ATLANTIC, the BROOKLYN RAIL, the FORWARD, FLYOVER COUNTRY REVIEW, Akashic Books' "Thursdaze" series, and many others,

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Music
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Short Story

Work experience

freelance writer, copy editor, proofreader

self-employed
September, 2001 – Present (over 17 years)

Along with writing, I'm a copy editor and proofreader and am comfortable working on a wide spectrum of topics and styles.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Petroleum Transfer Engineer

Richard Klin

South Jersey, circa 1983: A distinctive sub-region, as if a section of the south or midwest was grafted onto the east coast. Francis, a defrocked college student who has made a mess of both his scholastic career and his life, finds himself back home at the Jersey shore and gainfully employed at a sprawling, subterranean gas station. PETROLEUM TRANSFER ENGINEER is not just Francis’s story, but ... read more

South Jersey, circa 1983: A distinctive sub-region, as if a section of the south or midwest was grafted onto the east coast. Francis, a defrocked college student who has made a mess of both his scholastic career and his life, finds himself back home at the Jersey shore and gainfully employed at a sprawling, subterranean gas station. PETROLEUM TRANSFER ENGINEER is not just Francis’s story, but ... read more

Abstract Expressionism For Beginners

Richard Klin

Abstract Expressionism was the defining movement in American art during the years following World War II, making New York City the center of the international art scene. But what the heck did it mean! The drips, the spills, the splashes, the blotches of color, the wild spontaneous energy―signifying what?Abstract Expressionism For Beginners will not only help you understand, but also appreciate... read more

Abstract Expressionism was the defining movement in American art during the years following World War II, making New York City the center of the international art scene. But what the heck did it mean! The drips, the spills, the splashes, the blotches of color, the wild spontaneous energy―signifying what?Abstract Expressionism For Beginners will not only help you understand, but also appreciate... read more

Something to Say: Thoughts on Art and Politics in America

Richard Klin

"Klin is an insightful interviewer and a marvelous writer. We were delighted to have the opportunity to publish the interview with Howard Zinn from Something to Say."—The Bloomsbury ReviewThe fusion of art and politics is axiomatic in much of the world. In America, their relationship is erratic. What is art in the service of social justice? Is an artist obligated to address the political? This... read more

"Klin is an insightful interviewer and a marvelous writer. We were delighted to have the opportunity to publish the interview with Howard Zinn from Something to Say."—The Bloomsbury ReviewThe fusion of art and politics is axiomatic in much of the world. In America, their relationship is erratic. What is art in the service of social justice? Is an artist obligated to address the political? This... read more

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