Samuel Park

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General Information

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Name: Samuel Park

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1976 in Sao Paulo, Brazil



Photo Credit: Ryan Bakerink

Illinois Connection

Samuel Park lives in Chicago, where he is an Associate Professor of English at Columbia College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Originally born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Korean-American author Samuel Park graduated from Stanford University and USC, where he earned his doctorate in English. He is the author of THIS BURNS MY HEART, which was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2011, a People magazine “Great Reads in Fiction,” and one of the Today Show’s “Favorite Things.” THIS BURNS MY HEART was also a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction of 2011, a BookPage Best Book of 2011, and an Indie Next List Notable Book. Samuel’s other work includes the novella “Shakespeare’s Sonnets” and the short film of the same name, which he wrote and directed.

Published Works

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets, Alyson Books, 2006
  • This Burns My Heart: A Novel, Simon & Schuster, 2012

Titles at Your Library

This Burns My Heart: A Novel

ISBN: 1439199612
Release Date: 2011-07-12

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