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Austin Kleon

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I make art with words and books with pictures. Author of Steal Like An Artist, Newspaper Blackout, and Show Your Work!


I’m on book tour promotingShow Your Work!See allupcoming datesor follow meTwitterorInstagramfor daily updates.


At Book Passage in Corte Madera (Photo by @zeitgeistmama)


Me and Wendy MacNaughton at Book Passage in the Ferry Building san-fran


At Flax Art (Photo by @fakejenniferdaniel)




San Francisco: Chalk talked at Book Passage in Corte Madera, had a fun, long interview with Michael Krasny on NPR, met my friend Wendy MacNaughton at the Ferry Building and we ended up signing together at Book Passage, signed at the incredible Green Apple Books, stopped in and...

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Average rating: 3.91 · 21,325 ratings · 1,345 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Th...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 20,489 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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Newspaper Blackout
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Κλέψε σαν καλλιτέχνης
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013
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April 2010, Austin Kleon
"Before Gutenberg, all these monks were hand-copying the Bible into beautiful illuminated manuscripts. Now, with the Internet and digital publishing, we finally have the ability to bring pictures and words back together." ...More

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" Brutally honest and purposeful. I needed to read this. "
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
" I can't even describe this. This and his first book spoke to me on a level I hadn't expected. Fit to devour in a couple of hours, I was totally absorbed and resolved to make these lessons manifest in my creative life. It sounds cliché, but that's... " Read more of this review »
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
" A nice follow-up to Steal Like An Artist. The book is conversational, quick, and full of ideas and advice you can pick and choose from in deciding how to best get your work out into the world. Also, if you don't already, consider giving Austin a f... " Read more of this review »
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This was a lot of fun. Call it a terse, sci-fi hard-boiled noir: Ex-garbageman turned hit man in a post dirtybomb NYC protects a damsel-in-distress. Nice doses of humor, too. More: http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/76...
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“If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

“You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

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“Do you need an audience to create work, or does not having an audience liberate you and make you a truer artist?”
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia

“Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

“...but I could not sleep without proper covering and spent the rest of the night rewriting lost arguments from my past, altering history so that I emerged victorious.”
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers

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message 1: by Arjun

Arjun Rawat Dear Book-lover & author,

I viewed your profile and noticed you a good book-reader and penned various books. I am too a writer and recently penned a new fiction named MUGGER. It is focused on corruption, criminalization of politics and various others problems pertaining to society. Its Hindi version too awarded by NHRC for safeguarding human rights. I would appreciate if you read my fiction and apprise me about its deficiencies so that I can make further improvement in my writing. MUGGER is available on paper-back in :- Flipkart, Infibeam, Crossword, uRead, Power-publishers etc. MUGGER will soon be available on e-book through orders.india@partridgepublishing.com.
Regards.


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