Starbuck O’Dwyer

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About the Author

Starbuck O’Dwyer, a native of Rochester, New York and a graduate of Princeton, Oxford, and Cornell, writes novels, essays, short stories, screenplays, and music under his given middle name. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Random House/Vintage Books), won two national writing awards for humor and was selected for the 2007 One Book One Vancouver reading program. His writing, which has been described as “comic genius” by Kirkus Reviews, has been featured in forums as diverse as Entertainment Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Flaunt, Toro, Japanophile, The Journal NewsPW Daily, and The Boston Globe, and he has appeared on a wide variety of radio and television programs including guest spots on ESPN 2, WGN, Voice of America, and PBS. His collection of stories, How to Raise a Good Kid, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (parenting) and a finalist in the 2011 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards (both essay and humor categories), has been translated into Afrikaans and is presently being translated into Chinese, Dutch, Italian, German, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish. Similarly, his second novel, Goliath Gets Up, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (humor), has been translated into Chinese and is presently being translated into Spanish. His latest story collection, High School Dance, reached #1 on the Amazon kindle best-seller list in both the Humor & Entertainment and Parenting & Relationships categories and has been translated into Spanish.

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