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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Samuel Park  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1976 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Shakespeare's sonnets /
ISBN: 155583955X. OCLC Number: 71164842

Alyson Books ;. .

The year is 1948. Adam Greenhurst is a student at Harvard with dreams of becoming a literary scholar. He's from a rich and influential family and has become engaged to the perfect girl. His life plan is set, until he's busted by campus police for having sex with another man in a public place.

This burns my heart /
ISBN: 1439199612. OCLC Number: 670324877

Simon & Schuster,. .

Caught between tradition and modernity in 1960s South Korea, a woman in an unhappy marriage struggles to give her daughter a good life.