Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn

Walter Kirn is an American novelist and critic who lives in Montana. A 1983 graduate of Princeton University, he has published a collection of short stories and several novels, including Thumbsucker, which was made into a 2005 film featuring Keanu Reeves and Vince Vaughn; Up in the Air; and Mission to America. In 2005, he took over pioneer blogger Andrew Sullivan's shoes for a few weeks while Sullivan was on vacation. He has also written The Unbinding, an Internet-only novel that was posted in Slate magazine. [cite web | title=The Unbinding: An exclusive Slate novel. By Walter Kim | work=Slate | url= | accessdate=2006-06-22]

He has also reviewed books for New York magazine and currently contributes to The New York Times Book Review and New York Times Sunday Magazine, and is a contributing editor of Time Magazine, where he has received popularity for his entertaining and sometimes humorous first-person essays among other articles of interest.

In addition to teaching nonfiction writing at the University of Montana, Kirn was the 2008-09 Vare Nonfiction Writer in Residence at the University of Chicago. []

Kirn's family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was twelve, but Kirn is no longer affiliated with the church. [ [ NPR: Writer Walter Kirn, on a 'Mission to America' ] ]

Kirn married Maggie McGuane, a model and the daughter of actress Margot Kidder, in 1995. Kirn was 32 at the time; McGuane was 19. [ [ CHRONICLE - New York Times ] ] The couple had two children, Masie and Charlie, and are now divorced.


External links

* Larry Weissman, [ Interview with Walter Kirn] , Random House.
* Terry Gross, " [ Writer Walter Kirn, on a 'Mission to America'] ", "Fresh Air", NPR.
* [ Essay: "The Autumn of the Multi-Taskers"] , "The Atlantic Monthly", November 2007.

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