Michael Kleiner, Award Winning Author of 'Beyond The Cold', Chosen For '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'
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|(openPR) - Award winning author Michael Kleiner has been chosen to be included in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading', produced by The Authors Show. In his book, 'Beyond The Cold: An American's Warm Portrait Of Norway', we are offered a rare glimpse into the experience of a young boy who must suddenly learn how to function within a country and a society not his own.
"To be included," stated Mr. Kleiner, "in an austere number of 50 anything is gratifying, but to have the adjective, “great,” between “50” and “Writers” was overwhelming. Being included in 50 Great Writers, to go along with the first place in the 2009 Beach Book Festival and the Honorable Mentions in other Book Festivals for my first book, was validation of my writing ability beyond sports writing. Knowing the work that went into paring the list from hundreds to the 50, and to have colleague and friend, Lois W. Stern, both of us from Infinity Publishing, make that 50 was special. 'Beyond the Cold' percolated for years waiting to see publication. I knew I had a good story to tell. What a journey from the six-year old who first picked up a pencil and realized it could do wonderful things.”
There are many books about people “adopting” another country not their own. Most are written by adults who visit those countries and come to love them. But what was it like for a child to spend a year in another country, thousands of miles away from relatives and friends, familiar activities, and suddenly be in a school and environment where there was a different language, culture, sports and customs?
In 'Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway', we find out. As an 11-year old, Michael Kleiner spent 1969-70 in Norway with his family, attended a Norwegian school, learned Norwegian, the country’s culture, new sports and enjoyed unique experiences. He would not return to Norway until 1986 as an adult. During that and subsequent trips, Michael’s affection, passion and appreciation for the country, its social system, and a culture not his own grew. The book is written with warmth, sensitivity, humor, caring, and insight, showing how Norway and the people’s characteristics influenced him. Michael discovered the value of multicultural experience, and a “second home” in Norway -- a country that is more than cold weather. It also impacted his life and work back in the United States.
Kleiner has won numerous awards for 'Beyond The Cold' including First prize, Autobiography/Biography category, 2009 Beach Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Autobiography/Biography category, 2009 Nashville Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Autobiography/Biography category, 2009 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Autobiography/Biography category, 2009 London Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Autobiography/Biography category, 2009 Do It Yourself Book Festival and Honorable Mention, Autobiography/Biography category, 2009 Los Angeles Book Festival.
Michael Kleiner, who operates his own public relations and web site design business in Philadelphia, is available for interview and can be contacted using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Beyond The Cold' is available at www.BeyondTheCold.com, Infinity Publishing, www.BuyBooksOnTheWeb.com, most online booksellers and from Vestserheim Norwegian American Museum. An ebook version is also available. '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' is available at The Authors Show web site at www.TheAuthorsShow.com.
Beyond The Cold: An American's Warm Portrait Of Norway
Michael Kleiner, who operates his own public relations and web site design business in Philadelphia, is available for interview and can be contacted using the information below.
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