Gregg Kleiner

Gregg Kleiner

Gregg Kleiner is the author of the novel Where River Turns to Sky (HarperCollins), which was a finalist for both the Paterson Fiction Prize and the Oregon Book Award and was optioned for a feature film by Fox Searchlight. His first book for kids (and their grownups), Please Don’t Paint Our Planet Pink!, addresses the climate crisis by asking what might happen if we could see CO2, as pink? At age 16, he spent a year as an AFS exchange student in the mountains for northern Thailand, where he lived for a month at a Buddhist monastery under the tutelage of an aged monk. He has worked as a wildlife biologist, journalist, visiting professor, and dairy goat farmer and now resides near the confluence of the Marys and Willamette rivers in western Oregon. His writing has appeared in Orion, The Sun, The Saturday Evening Post, Whitefish Review, Oregon Quarterly, Camas Magazine, Terrain, and elsewhere.