P. F. Kluge

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Paul Frederick Kluge (born 1942 in New Jersey), commonly known as P. F. Kluge, is a novelist living in Gambier, Ohio.

Kluge was raised in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.[1] He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier in 1964 and teaches creative writing there now. He served in the Peace Corps from 1967-69 in Micronesia.

He is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Eddie and the Cruisers, Biggest Elvis (1997), A Season for War, MacArthur's Ghost, The Day I Die: A Novel of Suspense, Gone Tomorrow (2008), A Call From Jersey (2010), and his most recent "The Master Blaster" (2012).

Kluge's popular non-fiction work, Alma Mater: A College Homecoming chronicles Kluge's time as a student and teacher at Kenyon College. This work vividly describes the struggles a liberal arts college faces as times change. The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia describes Kluge's return to Micronesia and his observations on how the American presence has affected the islands.

Two of Kluge's works have been made into films, Eddie and the Cruisers, based on his novel of the same name, and Dog Day Afternoon, written with Thomas Moore as a Life article.


  1. ^ Zatzariny, Tim. "ON THE ROAD AGAIN / 'EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS' MAKES ANOTHER COMEBACK", The Press of Atlantic City, June 27, 2000. Accessed February 27, 2011. "Kluge, 58, grew up in Berkeley Heights, Union County."

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