Book Soup celebrates Samuel Park’s The Caregiver with a reading and discussion with Samuel’s friends Jim Gavin and Marc Novak
Samuel Park was an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. He graduated from Stanford University and the University of Southern California, where he earned his doctorate. He is the author of the novella Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the writer-director of a short film of the same name, which was an official selection of numerous domestic and international film festivals. He is also the author of the novels This Burns My Heart and The Caregiver. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times. Born in Brazil and raised in Los Angeles, he split his time between Chicago and Los Angeles. In April 2017, Samuel Park died of stomach cancer at the age of 41 shortly after finishing The Caregiver.
Jim Gavin is the author of Middle Men (Simon & Schuster) and the creator of Lodge 49 on AMC. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope, Esquire, The Mississippi Review, and ZYZZYVA. He lives in Culver City.
Marc Novak wrote and executive produced the movie 1 Mile to You and executive produced Down for Life which will be re-released in 2018. Marc co-wrote the acclaimed short film The Forever Tree and recently produced the short documentary Venice Neverland.
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