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Ken Kalfus

Author of the New Novel, "Equilateral," About the Centuries-Old Quest for Life on Other Planets

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Ken Kalfus Biography

Ken Kalfus is the author of three novels, "Equilateral" (2013), "The Commissariat of Enlightenment" (2003) and "A Disorder Peculiar to the Country," which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and has appeared in several foreign editions, including French and Italian translations. He has also published two collections of stories, "Thirst" (1998) and "Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies" (1999), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Kalfus has received a Pew Fellowships in the Arts award and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He's written for Harper's, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. A film adaptation of his short story, "Pu-239," aired on HBO in 2007.

Kalfus's travels and enthusiasms have inspired his work. Having lived in Moscow from 1994 to 1998, he's written two books set in Russia. With a deep interest in astronomy (he's named his daughter Sky), Kalfus has tracked the cutting-edge research in the hunt of extraterrestrial life, considering the scientific prospect for life outside our planet and the implications the discovery of alien intelligence may have for human history. For his latest novel, "Equilateral," Kalfus interviewed astronomers and other scientists, and he traveled to the Western Desert of Egypt, the place where the novel is set.

Kirkus Reviews called "Equilateral" "mesmerizing." NPR called it "a compact and deeply satisfying work of fiction." The New York Times says of Kalfus that "few American novelists get as many rewards from their investment in ideas."

Kalfus was born in New York in 1954, grew up in Plainview, Long Island, and has lived in Paris, Dublin, Belgrade and Moscow. He currently lives in Philadelphia.

Books
Equilateral: A Novel

Equilateral: A Novel

PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies

PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies

Thirst

Thirst

A Disorder Peculiar to the Country: A Novel

A Disorder Peculiar to the Country: A Novel

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Author of the New Novel, "Equilateral," About the Centuries-Old Quest for Life on Other Planets

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Ken Kalfus Biography

Ken Kalfus is the author of three novels, "Equilateral" (2013), "The Commissariat of Enlightenment" (2003) and "A Disorder Peculiar to the Country," which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and has appeared in several foreign editions, including French and Italian translations. He has also published two collections of stories, "Thirst" (1998) and "Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies" (1999), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Kalfus has received a Pew Fellowships in the Arts award and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He's written for Harper's, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. A film adaptation of his short story, "Pu-239," aired on HBO in 2007.

Kalfus's travels and enthusiasms have inspired his work. Having lived in Moscow from 1994 to 1998, he's written two books set in Russia. With a deep interest in astronomy (he's named his daughter Sky), Kalfus has tracked the cutting-edge research in the hunt of extraterrestrial life, considering the scientific prospect for life outside our planet and the implications the discovery of alien intelligence may have for human history. For his latest novel, "Equilateral," Kalfus interviewed astronomers and other scientists, and he traveled to the Western Desert of Egypt, the place where the novel is set.

Kirkus Reviews called "Equilateral" "mesmerizing." NPR called it "a compact and deeply satisfying work of fiction." The New York Times says of Kalfus that "few American novelists get as many rewards from their investment in ideas."

Kalfus was born in New York in 1954, grew up in Plainview, Long Island, and has lived in Paris, Dublin, Belgrade and Moscow. He currently lives in Philadelphia.

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  • How to book Ken Kalfus?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Kalfus for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Kalfus, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Kalfus or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Kalfus?

    Booking fees for Ken Kalfus, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Kalfus, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken Kalfus?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Kalfus for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Kalfus for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Kalfus or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Kalfus or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken Kalfus is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Kalfus for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ken Kalfus generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Parul Sehgal, Stuart Dybek, Jeffrey Kluger, John Preston and Ari Popper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Kalfus for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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