Palo Alto proudly presents Colbert Report Featured Authors Edan Lepucki, author of the breakout hit California,
and Stephan Eirik Clark, author of the clever satire, Sweetness #9--of
which T.C. Boyle said "Funny and moving. After this, nothing will ever
taste the same again."
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, named "A Face to Watch for
2014" by The Los Angles Times, and newest
bestie to Stephen Colbert, Edan's short fiction has been published in Narrative Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine,
Meridian, FiveChapters, and McSweeney’s, among others. She is a staff writer
for The Millions, and teaches creative
writing at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and for Writing Workshops Los Angeles,
which she founded.
In 2009 she
won the James D. Phelan Award, and in March of 2011, she won second place
in the 3
Quarks Daily Arts and Literature Prize for her essay, “Reading and Race: On
Slavery in Fiction.”
Stephan Eirik Clark:
Born in West Germany to a Norwegian mother and a Texan father, Clark split much
of his childhood between England and the United States, and has lived in five
states and five countries, including Ukraine, where he served a Fulbright
Fellowship, and Russia.
taught writing at UC Davis, USC, and Kharkov National
University, the second-oldest university in Ukraine. He holds an M.A. in
English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from the University
of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from
of Southern California. A former print and radio journalist and one-time
member of USC Film School’s filmic writing division, he currently lives in St.
Paul, Minnesota and teaches at Augsburg College.