Gary Krist

Writer, Author

1957 –

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Who is Gary Krist?

Gary Michael Krist is an American writer of fiction, nonfiction, travel journalism, and literary criticism. Before turning to narrative nonfiction with The White Cascade, a book about the 1910 Wellington avalanche, and City of Scoundrels, about Chicago's tragic summer of 1919, Krist wrote three novels--Bad Chemistry, Chaos Theory, and Extravagance. He has also written two short story collections--The Garden State and Bone by Bone.

He has been a frequent book reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, Salon, and The Washington Post Book World. His satire pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Outlook section, and Newsday, and his stories, articles, and travel pieces have been featured in National Geographic Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Playboy, The New Republic, and Esquire, and on National Public Radio's Selected Shorts. His short stories have also been anthologized in such collections as Men Seeking Women, Writers' Harvest 2, and Best American Mystery Stories.

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Born
1957
Jersey City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
Lived in
  • New Jersey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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