Christopher Klein is an author and Boston-based freelance writer specializing in travel, history, and sports. His books and articles focus on the connections between our heritage and how and where we live today, and his lively stories often unearth forgotten nuggets of history.
Christopher's latest book is The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston, which will be published by Union Park Press in 2009. The book is the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around Boston. Christopher is also the author of Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores, published by Union Park Press in 2008. The 224-page book covers the rich history, recreational offerings, and heritage of each of the 34 islands that compose the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.
Christopher is a frequent contributor to the travel pages of The Boston Globe and the Globe-trotting blog on Boston.com. His articles have also appeared in National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, GO (AirTran's in-flight magazine), AAA Horizons, The Patriot Ledger, St. Petersburg Times, New England Travel, AmericanHeritage.com, and ESPN.com as well as Lonely Planet's Boston City Guide. His blog, HubTrotter (http://hubtrotter.blogspot.com), covers travel and history topics in Boston and beyond.
In addition to his writing, Christopher contributed color photography to both his books and numerous articles. His photographs of the Boston Harbor Islands have been used on promotional banners hanging on Boston's Northern Avenue Bridge and will be featured in an exhibition at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in the summer of 2010.
Christopher frequently lectures about Boston's islands and sports at libraries, historical societies, and other local institutions. He has hosted a 30-minute show for Weymouth community television on the Boston Harbor Islands and appeared on Japanese television network NHK discussing a Red Sox-themed bar in Kyoto, Japan. He has also given numerous media interviews and has been quoted in newspapers such as The New York Times. He was also a contributor to Lonely Planet's Boston City Guide and National Geographic Traveler: Ireland.
In addition to his historical and travel writing, Christopher has more than a decade of experience authoring business books, market research reports, white papers, and newsletter articles for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms.
Christopher is an avid sports fan who has attended sporting events around the globe, from Aussie Rules Football in Melbourne to sumo wrestling in Tokyo. When he's not at his home outside of Boston, he's often traveling, and his journeys have taken him from remote Kangaroo Island in Australia to the rugged shores of Iceland.
Christopher graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, in 1994, and he is a graduate of Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Authors Club and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.