Nebraska Authors

Ken Wlaschin

Born 1934-07-12 Bradish, NE (USA)

Died 2009-11-10
Palm Springs, CA (USA)

Born on July 12, 1934, Kenneth Glen Wlaschin was an actor and writer, known for Five More (1966), The Tramplers (1965) and Muffled Darkness (1987). He was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his contributions to British film culture.

Places Lived

Bradish, NE
Hanover, NH

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Visual Work
  • Journalism


Film; Poetry; Fiction


Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
University College, Dublin, IRELAND
Master's Degree in English, University of Poitiers, Poitiers, FRANCE


Film, Theatre and Art Critic

Places Worked

Director of the London Film Festival
Director of the National Film Festival
Director of Exhibitions for the American Film Institute
Daily American newspaper, Rome
Daily Sketch newspaper, London
Story Editor, London Weekend Television


Awarded an MBE for his contributions to British film culture


The Bluffer's Guide to the Cinema. 1971.
The Italian Job.
Rome: A Portrait.
To Kill the Pope.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Great Movie Stars and their Films. 1984.
The Faber Book of Movie Verse. with Philip French, 1993.
Encyclopedia of American Opera. 2009.

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