Kilian, Crawford

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1941 -


Crawford Kilian was born in New York City (NYC) in 1941. He spent his formative years in Los Angeles and Mexico City. In 1962 Kilian graduated from NYC’s Columbia University, and began service in the US Army, later working as a technical writer at the Berkeley University Laboratories. Subsequent to his marriage, he and his wife, Alice, moved to British Columbia, residing in North Vancouver. In 1983 Kilian and his wife lived in the Guangzhou province of China, where he taught English. Crawford officially became a Canadian citizen in May of 1973.

Since 1967, Kilian has maintained a career as a writer and teacher. He has published 21 books and hundreds of articles and newspaper columns. His books include eleven novels, two textbooks on writing, a regional history, two books on education and politics, three manuals on writing and publishing, and two children’s books.

Kilian’s most recent work pertains primarily to education and its relationship and development in relation to computers and technology, especially distance learning and the Internet. He has developed courses in Webwriting and his book, Writing for the Web, provides concrete instruction on the topic. He has also written a monthly column, The Online Writer, for a Web magazine called Content Spotlight.

Crawford Kilian lives in North Vancouver, teaches at Capilano College, and continues to write.


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