Political columnist from Time magazine to speak at Stony Brook

Joe Klein MLA

Joe Klein, political columnist for Time Magazine, will speak at Stony Brook on December 6.

Joe Klein, highly regarded political columnist for Time Magazine and author of six books, will be our guest for My Life As on Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m. at the SAC auditorium.

After growing up in Queens, Klein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and began working for the Essex County Newspapers in Massachusetts and WGBH in Boston shortly after.

He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1986 and joined Newsweek as a columnist in 1992.

In 1996, Klein anonymously published the novel ‘Primary Colors,’ a work of fiction based on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential primary campaign.

When the Washington Post published results of an independent handwriting analysis comparing Klein’s handwriting to notes on an early manuscript of the book, Klein called a news conference and admitted to penning the book.

Since 2003, he has been writing a weekly column for Time, “In The Arena,” covering national and international affairs.

He has also written articles and book reviews for The New Republic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, LIFE and Rolling Stone.

One month after the presidential election, he will share his expertise and give his analysis of the results.