February 7, 1941|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Genre||Fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction|
Crawford Kilian (born February 7, 1941) is a Canadian novelist and a college professor. He is also the former public education columnist for the Vancouver Province newspaper. Kilian holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and master's degree from Simon Fraser University.
Born in New York City, Crawford Kilian grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico City. He graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1958 and moved back to New York to attend college. Kilian completed his undergraduate career at Columbia University in 1962.
After graduation, Kilian was drafted into the United States Army where he completed a two-year tour of duty. After his tour of duty, he became a technical writer for the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California.
Shortly after he moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he began his education career. Kilian taught in two British Columbia community colleges between 1967 and 2008, of which five months were spent in China from 1983 to 1984. Kilian's first teaching position was at the Vancouver post-secondary institution, Vancouver Community College. Shortly after in 1968, he moved to Capilano College for its inaugural year. After 40 years at Capilano, he retired in the spring of 2008.
Kilian has published hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics including education, science, environment, politics, webwriting, and books. After retirement he became a part-time writer-editor for The Tyee, a online newspaper based in Vancouver.
He currently lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
|Wonders, Inc.||1968||Parnassus Press (Berkeley, CA)||A children's book, illustrated by John Larrecq OCLC 1212|
|The Last Vikings||1973|
|The Empire of Time||1978|
|Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia||1978||2nd, expanded edition 2008|
|Exploring British Columbia's Past||1984|
|School Wars: The Assault on B.C. Education||1985|||
|The Fall of the Republic||1987|
|The Communications Book||1994|
|2020 Visions: The Futures of Canadian Education||1995|
|Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy||1998||2nd edition, 2007|
|Writing for the Web||1999||Republished in 2000, 2006, 2009|
|Sell Your Nonfiction Book||2009|