Mint Literary Agency

Ken Klonsky

Ken Klonsky is a poet, a playwright, author of a short story anthology and co-author of Eye of the Hurricane. In addition, Ken works as Director of Media Relations and as an advocate for prisoners at Innocence International, Dr. Carter’s organization conceived to help free wrongly convicted prisoners worldwide. He lives in Vancouver.

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Eye of the Hurricane

Rights Sold
World rights, Lawrence Hill Books 2011

Ken Klonsky co-authored Eye of the Hurricane with Dr. Rubin Carter. It tells the story of Dr. Carter’s spiritual journey during his twenty years of imprisonment and afterward, detailing the battles he has fought and continues to fight on behalf of the wrongly convicted.  His is not a comfortable story or an easy philosophy but he offers hope for those who have none.  A spiritual as well as factual autobiography, this moving narrative may well change the way we view crime and punishment in the twenty-first century.

“Overall, if you’re looking for a memoir you can read and discard, look elsewhere because “Eye of the Hurricane” demands contemplation and time for reflection. If you’ve got that, this book will pack a punch.” –our weekly.com

Life Without

Rights Sold
World rights, Quattro Press 2012

In this short novel, Joel Ascher a blunt-talking, opera-loving New York cabbie, steers us through a hair-raising ride right into the twists and betrayals that a clumsy, corrupt and overburdened legal system metes out to its suspects. Ken Klonsky draws on a deep well of compassion and activism with those who are wrongly convicted to create a piece of writing that is fast-paced and urgent.

“Can there be a nightmare more common and more terrifying than being falsely convicted and sent to prison? Life Without is one of the most brilliant and harrowing short novels I’ve read since I went on a John Hawkes binge; in fact, it has some of the same drive and adrenalin of Hawkes’ Travesty. Ken Klonsky’s novel is also a tour de force in terms of style. Read this novel, but not before bedtime.” 
— Gary Geddes, Lt.-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence