• July 16, 2021

Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of eight books, including the forthcoming novel The SubprimesTriburbiaBoy Alone, about his autistic brother Noah, Speed TribesStandard Deviations and China Syndrome. A long time writer and editor for The Nation, TIME and Sports Illustrated, he was the editor of TIME Asia and was among the founding editors of Sports Illustrated China.

His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Best American Short StoresPEN/O Henry Prize Stories, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, The Missouri Review, One Story, Commentary, The Southern Review and The Sun.

He has also written multiple times for The New York Times, GQ, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Bloomberg Businessweek, Details, Men’s Journal, The Washington Post, Outside, Conde Nast Portfolio and Salon.

His books have been translated into 12 languages and his writing selected for Best American Sports WritingBest American Travel Writing, Best American Nonrequired ReadingBest Creative Nonfiction and numerous other anthologies.

Karl was born in Kobe, Japan, has lived in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Silka, and their two daughters, Esmee and Lola.

Karl read at Pen Parentis on December 11th, 2012. Follow this link to see all the books featured in Season 8. Learn more about the author at his website.

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