Laurence Klavan

Events

Short Story Published

My story, "The Square of Stars," has been published in the online magazine, Trop. Here's the link:

http:/​/​tropmag.com/​2017/​the-square-of-stars/​


Short Story Published

My story, "The New Year's Resolution," has been published in the online magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.vol1brooklyn.com/​2017/​01/​29/​sunday-stories-the-new-years-resolution/​

Short Story Collected

My story, "Consensus," originally published in 2014, has been collected in Eclectica Magazine: Speculative Edition. Here's the link:

https:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Eclectica-Magazine-Speculative-V1-Celebrating/​dp/​0996883037/​ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481747114&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Eclectica+Magazine+Speculative+Edition



Short Story Published

My story, "They Drive on the Left," has been published in the British online magazine, Storgy. Here's the link:

https:/​/​storgy.com/​2016/​10/​03/​laurence-klavan-they-drive-on-the-left/​


Short Story Published

My story, "What the Doctor Ordered," has been published in Cutthroat literary journal. Here's the link to the online edition:

http:/​/​www.cutthroatmag.com/​Cutthroat_21_text_final.pdf


One Act Most Produced

My one-act, "The Show Must Go On," was the most produced short play in American high schools 2015-2016. Here's the link:

https:/​/​www.schooltheatre.org/​resources/​dramatics/​playsurvey


Story Collected

My story, "The Witness," has been included in a new anthology, Desire: 100 of Literature's Sexiest Stories, from the British publisher Head of Zeus. Here's the link:

https:/​/​www.amazon.co.uk/​Desire-100-Literatures-Sexiest-Stories/​dp/​1784975443/​ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474463167&sr=1-1&keywords=desire+frostrup


Nice Review for One-Act

http:/​/​www.riverfronttimes.com/​stlouis/​the-fourth-annual-labute-fest-is-better-than-ever-thanks-to-its-actors/​Content?oid=3087090

New Short Story Published

My story, "The Witness," has been published in the Erotic Review, a British online magazine. Here's the link:

http:/​/​eroticreviewmagazine.com/​


One-Act Chosen

My short play, "Show of Affection," will be produced in the St. Louis Actors Studio La Bute New Play Festival from July 22-31:

http:/​/​stlas.org/​seasons/​season-9-2/​2016-labute-new-theater-festival/​

Paperback Edition Out

The paperback of "Guardians," the last novel in Susan Kim's and my Wasteland trilogy, debuts.

http:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Guardians-Wasteland-Susan-Kim/​dp/​0062118587/​ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456238548&sr=1-1&keywords=guardians+kim+klavan

Article on Play

http:/​/​www.dnainfo.com/​new-york/​20151030/​murray-hill/​et-murder-inspired-neighbor-write-acclaimed-play


Short Story Re-published

A revised version of an older story, "High Concept," has been posted by the new UK sci-fi magazine, The Singularity. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.thesingularitymagazine.com/​#!stories/​cfvg


Short Story Published

My story, "Destabilized," has been published in the magazine, Thrice Fiction. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.thricefiction.com/​pdf/​ThriceFiction014S.pdf


Jerry;s film emerges

Jerry Lewis' infamous "The Day the Clown Cried" will be finally available, in ten years:

http:/​/​www.vulture.com/​2015/​08/​jerry-lewiss-lost-holocaust-clown-film-found.html

Roy Milano, searcher of lost and missing films, pursued it in "The Shooting Script":

http:/​/​www.barnesandnoble.com/​w/​shooting-script-laurence-klavan/​1100293696?ean=9780345462770





Story Published

My story, "The Urban Dweller," has been published online by Albedo One from Ireland. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.albedo1.com/​


Play Being Read

My play, "Playdate," will have a reading in the Road Theater Company's Summer Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 1st, at 8 PM, PST. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.roadtheatre.org/​playdate-by-laurence-klavan/​


New Editions Out

"Brain Camp," written with Susan Kim, with art by Faith Erin Hicks, is now out in a new mass-market edition:

http:/​/​www.barnesandnoble.com/​w/​brain-camp-susan-kim/​1020250109?ean=9781250062925

And "Mrs. White,"written with my brother, Andrew, under the pseudonym Margaret Tracy, has been reissued in an e-book by Mysterious Press:

http:/​/​www.barnesandnoble.com/​w/​mrs-white-andrew-klavan/​1121820399?ean=9781504012911


Collection Long-listed for Award

"The Family Unit and Other Fantasies" has been longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize. They got the name of the book wrong in the announcement, but here it is, anyway:

http:/​/​shortstoryireland.com/​2015/​04/​29/​frank-oconnor-longlist-2015-announced/​


New Edition Being Published

A new mass-market edition of "Brain Camp," co-written with Susan Kim and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks, will be published this June. Here's the artist's tumblr page with more information:
file:/​/​/​F:/​This%20Nonsense%20_%20firstsecondbooks_%20We%E2%80%99re%20so%20glad%20to%20be%20publishing....html


Blog Tour for "Guardians"

March 24th Tuesday: Jean BookNerd GUEST POST
March 25th Wednesday: Book Lover’s Life DREAM CAST
March 26th Thursday: TTC Books and More GUEST POST
March 27th Friday: Word to Dreams EXCERPT
March 28th Saturday: Bibliophilia, Please INTERVIEW
March 29th Sunday: Taking it One Book at a Time REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
March 30th Monday: MichaelSciFan INTERVIEW
March 31st Tuesday: A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & TENS LIST
April 1st Wednesday: CBY Book Club MUSIC PLAYLIST
April 2nd Thursday: A Leisure Moment REVIEW
April 3rd Friday: Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
April 4th Saturday: TMBA Corbett Tries to Write REVIEW & TENS LIST
April 5th Sunday: Random Redheaded Ramblings REVIEW
April 6th Monday: Sassy Book Lovers FAVORITE BOOKS


Book Published

The conclusion to Susan Kim's and my Young Adult trilogy, Wasteland, is published today. Here's the link for Guardians:

http:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Guardians-Wasteland-Novel-Susan-Kim/​dp/​0062118579/​ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427204812&sr=1-2&keywords=guardians+kim



Paperback Published

The paperback of "Wanderers" has been published by Harper Collins. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Wanderers-Wasteland-Novel-Susan-Kim/​dp/​0062118552/​ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426645686&sr=8-1&keywords=wanderers+kim


Short Story Published

My story, "Automatic Writing," has been published in Oblong Magazine. Here's the link:

http:/​/​oblongmagazine.com/​

Short Story Published

My story, "Red Nose," has been published in Litro NY. Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.litrony.com/​2014/​12/​red-nose/​


Blog Up

My blog about "'The Family Unit' and Other Fantasies," has been posted at the site of the Story Prize contest. Here's the link:

http:/​/​thestoryprize.blogspot.com/​2014/​11/​laurence-klavan-and-sense-of-unease.html

Reading Series

I'll be part of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 P.M. at the Back Room in Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street in New York. Here's the link:

http:/​/​guerrillalit.wordpress.com/​


Story Behind the Stories

http:/​/​upcoming4.me/​tag/​Story-behind


Trade paperback available

The trade edition of "'The Family Unit' and Other Fantasies," can be ordered from this Amazon link:
http:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Family-Unit-Other-Fantasies/​dp/​1771482036/​ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1409166945&sr=8-3&keywords=family+unit+and


E-book available

The ebook of my collection, "'The Family Unit' and Other Fantasies," is now available from Chizine. The trade paperback comes out on August 26th. Here's the Amazon link:
http:/​/​www.amazon.com/​Family-Unit-Other-Fantasies-ebook/​dp/​B00HCHCM4Q/​ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408551018&sr=1-1&keywords=klavan+family+unit+and+other+fantasies


Short Story Collection Mentioned

The San Francisco Examiner previews August book titles and includes "'The Family Unit' and Other Fantasies." Here's the link:

http:/​/​www.examiner.com/​article/​august-new-book-releases

Cover Revealed

GUARDIANS, last in the Wasteland series, coming in 2015!

Short Story Published

My story, "Nucleus," has been published in the online magazine, Switchback. Here's the link: http:/​/​swback.com/​issues/​019/​nucleus/​1.html

One-Act Produced

My one-act, "Simprov," will be produced in the Alumnae Theatre's New Ideas Festival in Toronto from March 26-30. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.alumnaetheatre.com/​

Short Story Published

My story, "Atman," has been published by the online magazine, Failbetter.com. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.failbetter.com/​index.php


Paperback Out

The paperback of "Wasteland" has been published by Harper Collins. Here's the Amazon link:
www.amazon.com/​gp/​offer-listing/​0062118528/​ref=tmm_pap_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&sr=1-1&qid=1392830577


Book Mentioned

"Wanderers," Book Two in the Wasteland Trilogy, gets a nice little mention in Kirkus Reviews...https:/​/​www.kirkusreviews.com/​features/​new-school-dystopia/​


Story Published

My short story, "Consensus," has been published in the online magazine, Eclectica. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.eclectica.org/​v18n1/​klavan.html


Story Nominated

My story, "The Chums," was nominated by Animal Literary Magazine for Pushcart's Best of the Small Presses 2013 Prize.

One-Act Produced

My one-act, "Belonging," will be featured in the Museum of Dysfunction VI festival at Mildred's Umbrella theater in Houston, Texas, from Dec. 5-7. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.mildredsumbrella.com/​MODVI.htm


"Wasteland" chosen for Nook Free Fridays

The book can be loaded for free on a Nook today, Friday, November 8th, at this link: http:/​/​bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/​t5/​The-NOOK-Blog/​bg-p/​Unbound/​label-name/​free%20fridays


Book Signing

Susan Kim and I will be reading from our YA novel, "Wasteland," as part of the New Hampshire Film Festival on Friday, October 18th, at 5:30 PM at the Riverrun Bookstore in Portsmouth. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.riverrunbookstore.com/​

Short Story Published

My story, "The Secret Parents," has just been published in the online magazine, The Ampersand Review. Here's the link: http:/​/​ampersandreview.com/​2013/​08/​the-secret-parents-by-laurence-klavan/​


Short Story Published

My story, "The Chums," has just been published in the online magazine, Animal. Here is the link: http:/​/​animalliterarymagazine.com/​2013/​07/​01/​980/​


Book Signing at BEA

Susan Kim and I will be signing copies of "Wasteland" at Book Expo at the Javits Convention Center in NYC, 34th St. and 11th Ave., at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 31. It'll be at the Harper Collins booth #2038-2039, Table 9.


Play Reading

My play, "Simprov," will be read by the Amoralists Theater Company at their AmoralFest on Saturday, April 13th, at 5 pm at the Underground Theater @​ Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street in NYC. Free tickets can be reserved at http:/​/​2013amoralfest.eventbrite.com.


Book Blog Tour

"Wasteland" will be published March 26th by HarperTeen. Here are the details for Susan Kim's and my blog tour:

WASTELAND TOUR

Monday, March 25th – SciFi Chick – guest post

Tuesday, March 26th – The Irish Banana – author interview

Wednesday, March 27th – IB BookBlogging - character profile/​excerpt

Thursday, March 28th – The Nocturnal Library – guest post

Friday March 29th – Candace’s BookBlog – author interview

Monday, April 1st – The Book Swarm – this or that list

Tuesday, April 2nd – Supernatural Snark – character profile/​excerpt

Wednesday, April 3rd – Alison Can Read – author interview

Thursday, April 4th – Bewitched Bookworms – guest post

Friday, April 5th – Alice Marvels – guest post



Story Published

My story, "The Core," has been published in the online magazine, Frigg. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.friggmagazine.com/​issuethirtynine/​fiction/​klavan/​core.htm


Story Published

My story, "High Concept," has been published in the online magazine, Dark Matter. Here's the link: http:/​/​hunblog.typepad.com/​dark_matter/​

Play Lab

Scenes from my play, "Simprov," will be included in the Amoralists Theater's Amoralab on Monday, December 17, at 7 PM at Bar None, 98 Third Avenue, New York, NY.


YA book for pre-order

Susan Kim's and my novel, "Wasteland," the first in a trilogy, is available for pre-order from Amazon. It will be officially published by Harper Collins on March 26, 2013. Here's the link: http:/​/​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​006211851X/​ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=006211851X&linkCode=as2&tag=oncupoatwi-20


Novel a Finalist

My novel, "Theater Hell," is one of eleven finalists in the New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series competition, designed to publish "popular fiction titles with literary value in the genres of Action-adventure, Comic Misadventure, Crime, Detective, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Slipstream, Spy, Western, and Inspirational." Here's the link: http:/​/​newriverspress.blogspot.com/​2012/​12/​11-finalists-for-electronic-book-series.html


Play Reading

My play, "Zombie Love," will be read as part of the Platform Group's Ladder Series on Sunday, September 30th, at 1 PM at the Creek and Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, NY. Here's the website: http:/​/​theplatformgroup.tumblr.com.


Staged Reading of Play

My play, "Simprov," will receive a staged reading at the Blue Theatre in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, August 26th at 8 PM. The address is 916 Springdale Road. Here's the web site: http:/​/​bluetheatre.org/​.


Dream Published

My dream is featured in the "Real Dreams" issue of Skive Magazine from Australia. Its website is http:/​/​www.skivemagazine.com.

One-Act Published

My one-act, "Play," has been published in the literary magazine, Flare: The Flagler Review. Its website is http:/​/​theflaglerreview.com.

Short Story Collection Sold

Publishers Marketplace, January 2, 2012

Laurence Klavan's THE FAMILY UNIT AND OTHER FANTASIES, a collection of darkly humorous, largely fantastical stories set in our jittery, polarized, increasingly impersonal age, sold to ChiZine, by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger (world).

One-Act to be Produced

My ten-minute play, "Belonging," will be part of the Short + Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia, and will go up February 11-12. Here's the website: http:/​/​shortandsweet.org and schedule: http:/​/​www.shortandsweet.org/​sites/​ss.ish.com.au/​files/​FullProgramme.pdf

Short Story Published

My story, "Arm's Length," has been published in the Canadian web magazine, Urban Graffiti. Here's the link: http:/​/​urbgraffiti.wordpress.com/​2011/​11/​02/​arm%E2%80%99s-length-by-laurence-klavan/​#more-555


Young Adult Series Sold

Six figures & three-book deal for Kim & Klavan's new YA series

Publishers Marketplace | May 19, 2011

Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s THE YOUNG COUNTRY, a post-apocalyptic Western set in the near future, where disease and pollution dictate that no one lives past their teens, to Phoebe Yeh at Harper Children’s, in a pre-empt, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, by Victoria Sanders at Victoria Sanders & Associates (World).

Selected Works

BOOKS
Who will survive the Wasteland? The series comes to an end.
A debut collection--fantastical stories set in this jittery, polarized, increasingly impersonal age.
Life ends at nineteen. Try to get there. The Wasteland saga continues.
Esther is fifteen. She has four years left.
At Camp Fielding, get higher SAT scores, a monster IQ, and your parents' love and approval. What have you got to lose? Only your mind...and maybe your life.
In New York City, during the summer of 1942, eleven-year-old Evelyn Weiss will grow up, find a new family, and, in the process, save the world.
CLICK TITLE TO READ AN EXCERPT! Movie geek-turned-detective Roy Milano chases the long-lost complete print of Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons."
Roy returns to look for Jerry Lewis' notorious, never-released film, "The Day the Clown Cried."
FULL-LENGTH PLAYS
Written with composer Polly Pen, a musical based on a notorious Russian silent film.
The newest collaboration with Polly Pen musicalizes novelist Henry James' disastrous foray into theater writing.
Lonely, mixed-up Mona Kale is accused of killing the two "perfect lovers" of her high school years.
ONE-ACT COMEDIES
Every potential lover Louise might ever have had shows up at her apartment one day.
A suburban family must read from scripts--until they meet a woman who wants to improvise.
At his grandfather's deathbed, the ghosts of Gilbert's relatives arrive to debunk the old man's myth.
A harsh but compassionate comedy, set in a recession, about four people pursuing the wrong partners.
Yuppie Randolph Hackmeat sees his entire life go by in one dizzying day.