Subject: About Ed Park
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Ed Park was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1970. He is a founding editor of The Believer and the former editor of the Voice Literary Supplement, and has worked as an editor at the Poetry Foundation. His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Bookforum, and other publications. From 2007 to 2011, he wrote a science fiction column, Astral Weeks, for the Los Angeles Times. He should not waste time by blogging at Disambiguation, tweeting @ThaRealEdPark, and replenishing the shelves of the Invisible Library. At least he can no longer be said to publish the New-York Ghost.
Personal Days, published by Random House in May 2008, was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award, the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, and the Asian American Literary Award. It was named one of Time's Top Ten Fiction Books of the year and one of The Atlantic's top ten pop culture moments of the decade. His short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in various anthologies and journals such as Trampoline (edited by Kelly Link), Burn This Book (edited by Toni Morrison), and Read Hard, the Believer anthology. He drew a comic strip at Yale and received his M.F.A. from Columbia, where he currently teaches in the graduate writing program. He lives in Manhattan with his family.
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