Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon
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32 Interviews
You may have heard the term “blackout poetry.” It’s a literary process in which the author takes an existing text and modifies it by erasing some words, thereby composing a completely new (and shorter) text with a new meaning. One of the genre’s leading exponents is the bestselling author and #illustrator Austin Kleon . Having started out as a librarian and an advertising copywriter, Kleon launched a blog where he posted his poems and illustrations. He also started a weekly newsletter focused on books, which over time has grown to over 70,000 subscribers. But it was the book “Steal Like an Artist” that has turned out to be his most successful project to date. It is a collection of motto-like principles that all budding artists and writers can follow, inviting them to share their art, write the book that they’d want to read, and of course, “steal” from others (don’t worry, there are more diplomatic terms for that). Kleon regularly shares tips on ways to stay creative while making a decent living from art. On that latter point, the author obviously speaks from experience: besides “Steal Like an Artist,” several of his other books with equally exhortative titles, such as “Show Your Work!” and “Keep Going” also became New York Times bestsellers. Listen to Austin reflect on the topics of creativity and success on Padverb

Austin Kleon's Interviews

Austin Kleon 20 Oct 2023 • EN

Austin Kleon- The Idiot's Guide to Being Creative

New York Times besetselling author Austin Kleon joins Joe to discuss how all of us can become more creative people. In this episode Joe and Austin talk about:The importance of reading widelyWhy routines matterThe power inside of our old green notebooks"Scenius" is better than geniusTension makes us betterHow uniforms i

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Ryan speaks with his longtime friend fellow father Austin Kleon during a stop along his book tour for The Daily Dad: 366 Meditations on Parenting, Love, and Raising Great Kids. They discuss the life habits that they maintain in order to help fuel their creative success, why the most effective form of parenting is indir

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If you've started the race as an artist and stolen your way to creativity but found yourself feeling defeated, Austin Kleon invites you to stay creative, focused and true to yourself. He joins us to help us get in touch with why we started and to keep going even when we're tempted to quit. The Unmistakable Book of Wisd

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Brad Listi & Austin Kleon 29 Jun 2022 • EN

779. Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of books on creativity in the digital age, including Steal Like an Artist—now celebrating its 10th year in print—Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. Kleon is also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with

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Joe Saul-Sehy + Josh Bannerman & Austin Kleon 27 Apr 2022 • EN

Learn to Steal Like an Artist (with Austin Kleon)

If you love someone’s chocolate cake, you’d ask them for their recipe without question. It’s not stealing, it’s taking something and making it your own. If you ask the author of Steal Like An Artist (which is celebrating its 10th anniversary!), he’d say we don’t take inspiration from others enough. Austin Kleon wrote t

Mike Vardy & Austin Kleon 18 Mar 2022 • EN

A Very Special Episode: Austin Kleon Returns!

"I should have picked up Steal Like an Artist a long time ago." That was the thought that ran through my mind as I read the 10th anniversary edition of this work by Austin Kleon from cover to cover to prepare for this very special bonus episode of A Productive Conversation. Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestsellin

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