Jon Clinch
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Jon Clinch

Born and raised in the remote heart of upstate New York, Jon Clinch has been an English teacher, a metalworker, a folksinger, an illustrator, a typeface designer, a housepainter, a copywriter, and an advertising executive. His first novel, FINN--the secret history of Huckleberry Finn's father--was named an American Library Association Notable Book and was chosen as one of the year's best books by the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor. It won the Philadelphia Athenaeum Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Sargent First Novel Prize. His second novel, KINGS OF THE EARTH--a powerful tale of life, death, and family in rural America, based on a true story--was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and led the 2010 Summer Reading List at O, The Oprah Magazine.

Jon has lectured and taught widely, in settings as varied as the National Council of Teachers of English, Williams College, the Mark Twain House and Museum, and Pennsylvania State University. In 2008 he organized a benefit reading for the financially-ailing Twain House--enlisting such authors as Tom Perrotta, Stewart O'Nan, and Robert Hicks--an event that literally saved the house from bankruptcy. A native of upstate New York, Jon lives with his wife in the Green Mountains of Vermont. They have one daughter.

Jon wrote the Amazon sci-fi bestseller WHAT CAME AFTER under the pen name Sam Winston. Most recently, he's the author of UNMEDIATED INK: NOTES FROM THE SELF-PUBLISHING REVOLUTION.

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Best Sellers

    • Finn

    • A Novel
    • By: Jon Clinch
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Mark Twain left Huckleberry Finn’s father dead in a room crowded with oddities. Now, Jon Clinch tells the story of how the brutal and explosive Finn met his end....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finn brought to life in Clinch's homage to Twain.

    • By Darrell on 03-21-12
    • A Novel
    • By: Jon Clinch
    • Narrated by: Ed Sala
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 02-14-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Kings of the Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Jon Clinch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo, Ken Marks, Alan Nebelthau, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    With Kings of the Earth, he takes listeners to an upstate New York farm where the three Procter brothers live in stasis.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Carolyn on 07-17-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Thief of Auschwitz

    • By: Jon Clinch
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Thief of Auschwitz takes readers on a dual journey: one into the death camp at Auschwitz; the other into the heart of Max , now an aged but extremely vital - and outspoken - survivor....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, well narrated

    • By John F. Kaess on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $24.49

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