Adam Johnson

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Adam Johnson


Born
in South Dakota, The United States
July 12, 1967

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Adam Johnson was born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona. He earned a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992; a MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University, in 1996; and a PhD in English from Florida State University in 2000. Johnson is currently a San Francisco writer and associate professor in creative writing at Stanford University.

He founded the Stanford Graphic Novel Project and was named "one of the nation's most influential and imaginative college professors" by Playboy Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, and The Paris Review. He is the author of Emporium, a short story collection and the novel, Parasites Like Us, which won the California Book Award. His most recent novel, The Orp
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The Orphan Master's Son

4.07 avg rating — 71,403 ratings — published 2012 — 62 editions
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Fortune Smiles

4.03 avg rating — 7,677 ratings — published 2015 — 24 editions
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Parasites Like Us

3.35 avg rating — 965 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Emporium

3.64 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Hygge: The Danish Art of Li...

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Empath: How to Protect Agai...

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Empath: A Guide on How to U...

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Schizophrenia: The Essentia...

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Stoicism: A Simple, Concise...

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“But people do things to survive, and then after they survive, they can't live with what they've done.”
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son

“Where we are from... [s]tories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change.”
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son

“Today, tomorrow," she said. "A day is nothing. A day is just a match you strike after the ten thousand matches before it have gone out.”
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son

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