Christina Baker Kline: Biography

Christina Baker Kline

Christina Baker Kline was born in Cambridge, England in 1964. Her family however moved to USA and besides being raised in England, she has also lived in both America South and up north in Maine. Literature has been an important part of Christina’s life from early on. She is a graduate of Cambridge, Yale and the University of Virginia where she received a two year scholarship in fiction writing. Christina Baker Kline has also taught in fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry as well as she has a huge knowledge of English literature and literary theory from her teaching career at Yale, New York University and Drew University.

Christina Baker Kline went from being a "well-received" midlist author selling around 25.000 copies of each of her first four novels to selling more than 2 million copies of her novel The Orphan Train. Not only is it an amazingly good novel, but sales have also benefitted by a strategy from her publisher to make it a paperback original. And of course a lot of hard work from Christina herself by attending countless of show ups at libraries and book clubs promoting her novel.

She lives together with her husband David and their three children Hayden, Will, and Eli in an old house in Montclair, New Jersey. She still enjoys visiting her parents in Maine on vacations and taking pictures of her children.