Coplin, Keith 1942-

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COPLIN, Keith 1942-

PERSONAL: Born December 2, 1942, in Evansville, IN; son of H.D. (an oil field worker) and Mary Florence (a homemaker) Coplin; married Judith Green, summer, 2004; children: James, Jessica, Matthew. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of North Texas, B.A., 1964, M.A., 1968; University of Maryland, M.F.A., 1974; University of Kansas, Ph.D., 1989. Politics: "Independent." Religion: Christian.

ADDRESSES: Home—P.O. Box 32, Colby, KS 67701. Agent—Bobbe Siegel, 41 W. 83rd St., New York, NY 10024. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Colby Community College, Colby, KS, English teacher.

AWARDS, HONORS: Edgar Wolfe Award for fiction, University of Kansas, 1985, 1987.


Crofton's Fire (novel), Penguin Press (New York, NY), 2004.

Contributor of articles, poetry, and short stories to magazines, including Mark Twain Journal, Cimarron Review, Logos, Playboy, Saturday Evening Post, Pacific Islands Monthly, Glimpses, Win, and Forum.



Booklist, November 15, 2003, Bill Ott, review of Crofton's Fire, p. 570.

Entertainment Weekly, January 16, 2004, Bob Cannon, review of Crofton's Fire, p. 74.

Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2003, review of Crofton's Fire, p. 1239.

Library Journal, February 15, 2004, Ken St. Andre, review of Crofton's Fire, p. 159.

Publishers Weekly, August 11, 2003, Michael Archer, review of Crofton's Fire, p. 140; January 5, 2004, review of Crofton's Fire, p. 41.