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Hal Klopper

Agent: seeking
Brooklyn, New York, United States


Home page:

Ben Webster, Ella, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Coleman
Hawkins, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett.

Harold and the Purple Crayon, Encyclopedia Brown,
Huckleberry Finn, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Hobbit,
The Pigman, A Separate Peace, To Build a Fire, The Raven,
To Kill a Mockingbird, The Awakening, The Stranger, The
Lottery, Black Like Me, Go Ask Alice, Stranger in a Strange
Land, Rendezvous With Rama, Macbeth, Death of a
Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, Leaves of Grass, Bernard
Malamud, Waiting for Godot, Candide, Tropic of Cancer,
Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, Raymond Carver.

I find solace and challenge in a journalism professor's
two mottos:

* Nothing is lost; it's only misplaced.
* Ink never dries.

I recently completed a novel, Echo's Version, the story of a
man hit by a bus in New York who suffers amnesia and
travels to California to find his long-lost sister.

My short story "Nonfinito" is forthcoming in "The Long
Meanwhile: Stories of Coming and Going," a literary
anthology (Hourglass Books).

Between contractual obligations, I am at work on a new
novel, West of the Equator, which focuses on the
family of a husband and father who loses his thumbs in an

Interests: Memory, Jazz, Cultural Anthropology

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Echo's Version
  • When She Saw What She Had Done
  • Nonfiction

  • Calvin Crest
  • Intersection
  • Percentages
  • Soundscapes: The Evolution and Challenges of National Public Radio
  • Searching for the True Texas