Carl H. Klaus

Carl H. Klaus is a professor at the University of Iowa. He is an essayist and expert in nonfiction writing, which is also the topic of his latest book The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay.

"But the 'person' in a personal essay is a written construct, a fabricated thing, a character of sorts — the sound of its voice a byproduct of carefully chosen words, its recollection of experience, its run of thought and feeling, much tidier than the mess of memories, thoughts, and feelings arising in one’s consciousness."

– Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay