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Ed Park

Ed Park was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1970. He is a founding editor of The Believer, the former editor of the Voice Literary Supplement, and currently an editor for the Poetry Foundation. He has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Salon, Modern Painters, and other publications. For several years he wrote film criticism for The Village Voice, famously ending his review of Clifford the Big Red Dog with the questions: “Why big? Why red? Why dog?” He writes a monthly science fiction column, Astral Weeks, for the Los Angeles Times, and blogs vertiginously at The Dizzies. Personal Days, published by Random House in May 2008, is his first novel. His short fiction has appeared in various anthologies and journals such as Trampoline (edited by Kelly Link), Five Chapters , and The Fanzine. He drew a comic strip at Yale and received his M.F.A. from Columbia. He lives in Manhattan with his family, where he sometimes consorts with a ukulele and publishes The New-York Ghost, the weekly newsletter you print out at work. Website http://www.ed-park.com/ Submitted by janine on June 14, 2008 - 6:16pm