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July 21, 2015

Mark Kram Jr. Honors His Father's Legacy Forwards and Backwards

The author opens up about his new collection of the work of the man who gave him his name, and then borrowed it.

Michael Gluckstadt

With his palindromic name, Mark Kram Jr. shouldn't have to worry about forming a memorable identity as a writer. And yet, in a recent New York Times essay titled, "Bearing My Father's Byline," the author whose work has appeared in six editions of The Best American Sports Writing comes to terms with the fact that his name will always be associated with that of his late father, a legendary self-taught writer who contributed to Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, and Playboy—even though junior actually had the name first.

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- posted on Jul 21, 15
Jackiesue Roycroft Denney

Mark is a great writer..but he's a better husband and father..and I think he's proud of that.

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- posted on Apr 27, 16
Ken Hissner

I just met Mark Jr yesterday pertaining to Philadelphia boxing in the 70's. I knew nothing else about him and didn't ready this interview until the next day. This was one good interview and I hope some of my leads pay off for him as a writer myself of boxing.

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