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Award Winning Author Erv Klein

Erv Klein is an Award Winning Author with 2 books to his credit.

  • Subterfuge: An Historical Fiction story about World War II
  • Squat: A Family Saga set in Kentucky

Subterfuge was a 2020 Imaginarium Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction and Squat was a Finalist for Best Literary Fiction in 2022. Erv is currently working on another book that will be a family saga and another historical fiction book. You can review the My Books and Excerpts pages to get a feel of both books.

Erv is involved with a number of literary organizations and stays active in the community of writers both in Louisville and throughout the region. Check out his News section to see where you will be able to see him next.

To purchase his books, click on the link below or throughout the site.

Happy reading!

Upcoming Events in 2024

Saturday, July 13th
9 AM – 4 PM
Shepherdsville Farmers’ Market
170 W. Joe B. Hall Ave. Shepherdsville, Ky. 40165

Saturday, August 31st
10 AM – 4 PM
Shelbyville Fall Art and Craft Festival
Shelby County Fairgrounds 1513 Midland Trail Shelbyville Ky. 40066

Sunday, Sept 1st
10 AM – 4 PM
Shelbyville Fall Art and Craft Festival
Shelby County Fairgrounds 1513 Midland Trail Shelbyville Ky. 40066

Saturday, Sept 21st
10 AM – 10 PM
Midway Fall Festival
Downtown Midway Kentucky 40347

Sunday, Sept 22nd
10 AM – 7 PM
Midway Fall Festival
Downtown Midway Kentucky 40348

Saturday, October 5th
11 AM – 8 PM
Millstone Festival
Downtown Richmond, Ky.

Saturday, Nov 9th
10 AM – 3 PM
Purrs in the City
First Presbyterian Church 222 Walnut St. Jeffersonville, In.

Sunday, Dec 1st
10 AM – 3 PM
Forest Edge Winery Book Sale
Forest Edge Winery, 1910 Clermont Road, Shepherdsville Ky. 40165

Recurring Events in 2024

Louisville Writers’ Meeting
Mondays, 6 PM – 9 PM (Except Holidays)
Barnes and Noble Cafeteria
801 Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY
Aspiring authors are always welcome!

Tuesday, July 9th to Tuesday, August 20th
At the From the Ground Up Bookstore
LaGrange, KY
I will be one of seven authors working on writing skills with aspiring authors from 6 PM to 7 PM
Anyone wanting to sign up and participate please contact Lynn Tincher at the Bookstore.

What other authors say about Squat

“In this hilarious and heartwarming tale, car mechanic Bob finds the first loving family he’s ever known when he relocates to a small Kentucky town. The characters are richly delineated and colorful, most especially his landlord’s special needs brother Squat and the Waynedale “Mafia,” a group of pie-making elderly busybodies. I didn’t want Squat to end. Erv Klein is a gifted storyteller!”

– Lynn Slaughter, award-winning author of Leisha’s Song and Deadly Setup

What other authors and historians say about Subterfuge

This book is historical fiction at its finest! It is as well researched as a graduate thesis in the level of details unique to wartime and post war Germany. In addition to historical events and commentary on German society, the author also provides an incredible level of detail regarding the engagement of war not just in the area of German u-boats (which alone is remarkable), but also wartime and post war bureaucracy, the nature of nazism which continues to fascinate scholars and readers alike, and he provides subtle hints of German cultural undertones that may not be obvious to the casual reader that I greatly appreciated.”

– Mary Beth Allen, PhD, MBA

“I enjoyed the realism of (Erv’s) considerable research and fell effortlessly into the story. The time jumps were successful. Not an easy thing to pull off. (Erv’s) deep and nuanced characters evolved through the tale as (he) brought the plot to its conclusion.”

– R. A. Moss, award-winning author of King Robin, an historical fiction retelling of the legend of Robin Hood.