Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Karl Wolff is currently the Staff Writer/Associate Editor for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.
With a master’s in Public History and experience in local news, teaching, and museums, Mr. Wolff combines a generalist's broad knowledge base with a penchant for discovering connections across various literary genres and academic disciplines.
In addition to his voracious reading habits, Mr. Wolff seeks to further the ongoing conversation between reader and reviewer by creating a new and enlightened assessment of a book without simply offering up a summary—for a review must be greater than the sum of its parts. Mr. Wolff has reviewed fiction and nonfiction for Blogcritics.org and the Joe Bob Report, the website of Nineties Drive-in movie icon and TV personality Joe Bob Briggs.
His book, On Being Human, is an exploration of the question, “What does it mean to be human?” The book investigates the question, looking at various pop cultural artifacts from science fiction dystopias to Beckett novels to roleplaying games.
For Mr. Wolff, the joy of reviewing means spreading the good news about books for readers looking for a new and different reading experience.