Austin Kleon

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Austin Kleon
Kleon at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
Kleon at the 2015 Texas Book Festival
Born Template:1983
Circleville, Ohio
Occupation Author
Nationality American

Austin Kleon (born 1983[1]) is a New York Times bestselling author[2] of three books: Steal Like an Artist; Show Your Work!; and Newspaper Blackout.[3][4]

Kleon's works focus on creativity in today's world. He has spoken at organizations such as Pixar, Google, and TEDx,[5][6] and at conferences such as The Economist's Human Potential Summit and SXSW.[7]


Kleon was born in Circleville, Ohio, United States.[1]

Kleon has worked[when?] as a librarian, a web designer, and a copywriter, previous to being a published author.[citation needed]

Kleon's work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on major media.[8]

Kleon lives in Austin, Texas with his family.[9]


  1. ^ a b Shelfari (2013). Austin Kleon. Retrieved from a May 7, 2013 archive of Kleon's Shelfari page. Retrieved on February 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Examples of Austin Kleon's books appearing on New York Times best seller lists: Steal Like an Artist on the NYT Culture best seller list for April 12, 2015; Show Your Work! on the NYT Education best seller list for January 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Austin Kleon Asks 'Is SXSW Over?' During Keynote Address, Hollywood Reporter, Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Austin Kleon - Amazon
  5. ^ Kleon, Austin (2013-09-06). Mass Fetishization of Creativity. CreativeMornings/ATX, Talk by Austin Kleon, 6 September 2013. Retrieved on 2013-08-05.
  6. ^ Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist, TEDxKC (TEDx Kansas City). Filmed in 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Austin Kleon Speaks on Combinatorial Creativity, The Atlantic, by Maria Popova, September 28, 2011. Retrieved on February 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Talk by Austin Kleon, SXSW. Retrieved on 2014-03-07.
  9. ^ Interview with Austin Kleon, by Ryan Essmaker and Tina Essmaker, The Great Discontent, April 1, 2014. Retrieved on February 16, 2017.

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