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Chuck Klosterman

Chuck KlostermanUniversity of North Dakota alumnus Chuck Klosterman’s most recent book is Downtown Owl: A Novel, although he is perhaps best known for his numerous works of nonfiction, including Fargo Rock City; Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto; Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story; and Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas. Klosterman was a senior writer at SPIN and writes a monthly column, “Chuck Klosterman’s America,” for Esquire, where he wrote that magazine’s infamous 70th anniversary cover story on Britney Spears. Klosterman has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, ESPN Magazine and The Believer. His work has been anthologized in Dave Eggers’ Best American Non-Essential Reading series and is regularly chosen for the prestigious Da Capo Best Music Writing annual.

Video recordings of Chuck Klosterman at the 2009 UND Writers Conference.