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Ed Park
Ed Park is the author of the novel PERSONAL DAYS (Random House), which was named one of Time's top 10 fiction books of 2008 and was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. He is a founding editor of The Believer and a... show more

Ed Park is the author of the novel PERSONAL DAYS (Random House), which was named one of Time's top 10 fiction books of 2008 and was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. He is a founding editor of The Believer and a former editor of the Voice Literary Supplement and the Poetry Foundation. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, and elsewhere. Recent publications include the introductions to Russell Hoban's TURTLE DIARY (New York Review Books) and Anthony Powell's AFTERNOON MEN (University of Chicago Press). He is executive editor at Penguin Press.
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pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 1 year ago
Hit or miss, with no one story knocking my socks off, but enough with enough meat that I read almost all of them. I skipped the 2 longest that had the most poetic, flowery language.
tedweinstein
tedweinstein rated it 7 years ago
Rec via Ed Park intro excerpted in Slate.
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
Two people, stuck in their respective lives, are suffering from a sort of middle aged slump. The high points of their lives are going to the London Zoo and occasionally their respective literary professions. Neaera H. is a children's book writer who watches her water bug looking for inspiration for ...
To Read Is to Fly
To Read Is to Fly rated it 7 years ago
Review published in 3:AM Magazine: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/turtle-zen/It would be understandable to expect Russell Hoban’s Turtle Diary to be a light-hearted romantic comedy, one where two lonely protagonists come together over a crazy caper, a plan to set free the sea turtles in the London Z...
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets rated it 10 years ago
This is a fast-moving book that also requires patience. It DOES all come together in part 3 -- not because the first two sections are faulty, but because the reality of one of the characters ends up making a great statement about the world that the other characters drift through in parts 1 & 2. Ed P...
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