Charles Alfonso Kinder was born on October 8, 1946, in Montgomery, West Virginia and died on May 3, 2019.
He was an American novelist.
His father was Charles Alfonso and mother Eileen Reba (Parsons) Kinder.
Kinder studied at West Virginia University (BA, MA) and Stanford University (Stegner Fellowship).
Subsequent to instructing at Stanford and Waynesburg College, he filled in as educator of English at the University of Pittsburgh, he instructed from 1980 until his retirement in 2014.
While he worked at Stanford, he turned out to be dear companions with individual understudies Raymond Carver and Scott Turow and Stegner graduate Larry McMurtry.
Kinder’s association with Carver roused his 2001 novel Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale, which for about twenty years had vexed Kinder and had developed, wildly, into a rambling original copy of more than 3,000 pages.
His battle with this composition was a nearby legend at the University of Pittsburgh.
His undergraduate student Michael Chabon used it as inspiration for the character Grady Tripp in the 1995 novel Wonder Boys.
Diane Cecily Blackmer was his wife.
He passed away at 76 years old in Key Largo, Florida.