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Robert Kaplow

Occupation  Novelist, Teacher
Nationality  American
Name  Robert Kaplow

Alma mater  Rutgers
Role  Novelist
Genre  Coming of age novel
Movies  Me and Orson Welles
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Education  Westfield High School, Rutgers University
Books  Me and Orson Welles, The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jac, Who's Killing the Great Writ, Alex Icicle, Alessandra in Love
Similar People  Christian McKay, George Coulouris, Richard Linklater, Orson Welles, John Houseman

Notable works  Me and Orson Welles

Robert Kaplow (born c. 1954) is an American novelist and teacher whose coming-of-age novel was made into a film titled Me and Orson Welles. The story is about "youthful creative ambition" and has received positive reviews from The New York Times which described it as "nimble, likable and smart." Kaplow has written nine books and used to teach English language and film studies at Summit High School in New Jersey.

Early years

Kaplow graduated in 1972 from Westfield High School in Westfield, where he wrote his first satirical sketches as a student. He graduated from Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey. Kaplow used to teach English at Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey.

Me and Orson Welles

Kaplow conceived the idea for the book while being a student at Rutgers University. He saw a photo in the periodical Theatre Arts Monthly from 1937 with Orson Welles with a young man. Kaplow wondered what the young man might have been thinking. He wrote the story, but it took about nine years to find a publisher. It was made into a film by director Richard Linklater which was released in 2009. The Guardian critic Sophie Martelli described the film as a "schmaltzy yet charming coming-of-age story." Me and Orson Welles was a The New York Times bestseller and the film in 2008 starred Zac Efron and Claire Danes. The movie was filmed in the Gaiety Theatre on the Isle of Man. Kaplow's most recent novel is a satire of writers, critics, and publishers. For National Public Radio's Morning Edition, Mr. Kaplow created "Moe Moskowitz and the Punsters," a series of musical and satirical pop-culture parodies. He is currently completing Nobody's Heart: A Novel About Teachers

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He has been a resident of Metuchen, New Jersey.

Books published

  • Two in the City
  • Alex Icicle: A Romance in Ten Torrid Chapters
  • Alessandra in Love and Alessandra in Between, two comic tales about the romantic tribulations of a sardonic and intelligent high school junior
  • The Cat Who Killed Lillian Jackson Braun: A Parody, satirizing the books of Lilian Jackson Braun and the mystery genre, and
  • Me and Orson Welles: A Novel (2003), a romantic coming-of-age story set in 1937 around the founding of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre, and
  • Who's Killing the Great Writers of America? (2007), a satirical murder mystery. After Sue Grafton, Danielle Steel, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Tom Clancy all are murdered, Stephen King hunts for their killer.
  • References

    Robert Kaplow Wikipedia


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    Christian McKay

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