Patricia Park is a tenured professor of undergraduate and graduate MFA creative writing at American University, a former Fulbright scholar in Creative Arts, Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence, and American Association of University Women fellow, and author of the debut young adult novel, IMPOSTER SYNDROME & OTHER CONFESSIONS OF ALEJANDRA KIM. (Random House Children’s, Feb 2023), and the forthcoming YA novel, What’s Eating Jackie Oh? (Random House Children’s, May 2024).
She is the author of the acclaimed adult novel, RE JANE, a Korean American reimagining of Brontë’s JANE EYRE named Editors’ Choice by The New York Times Book Review; Best Books of 2015 by American Library Association; O, The Oprah Magazine pick; NPR “Fresh Air” pick; and others. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Guardian, Salon, and others. She is also working on an adult novel about the Koreans in Argentina called CHINO. All of her novels are part of the “Queens Multiverse.”
She was born and raised in Queens, graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, Swarthmore College, and received her MFA from Boston University.
Patricia Park has spoken at over 100 schools, bookstores, and institutions including: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University, UVA, Stuyvesant H.S., Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Seattle Arts & Lectures, and many others. She brings her signature humor and heart to each of her events.