August Kleinzahler

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 2000


American Academy Project: Re-imagining the Map of the World: the 15th Century Cartographer/Illuminator in the Age of Information
Current Location: California


August Kleinzahler was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended the University of Wisconsin as an East Asian Studies major, dropped out, and eventually finished a degree as an English major at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. For the past 20 years he has lived in San Francisco.

Kleinzahler's work experience has included driving a cab, lumberjacking, locksmithing, and working in the Alaska State Museum, designing learning kits for native children. More recently, he has taught writing at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Iowa Writers' Work