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Wayne Karlin

Born: Jun 13, 1945

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Wayne Karlin

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1945
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Wayne Karlin is an American author, editor, and teacher. His books include Wandering Souls, Marble Mountain, War Movies: Journeys to Vietnam, The Wished-For Country, Prisoners, Rumors and Stones, Crossover, Lost Armies, The Extras, and Us. Karlin attended White Plains High School, in New York and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967, when he was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. His decorations include the Vietnam Service Medal, the Air Medal, and the Combat Air Crew Badge with three stars. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities in 1970 from the American College in Jerusalem and his Master's degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 1976. He is a professor of Languages and Literature at the College of Southern Maryland, where he has taught since the mid-1980s. He was also American editor of the Curbstone Press Voices from Viet Nam series of books.


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