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Adam Langer is a journalist, author, playwright and filmmaker. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and numerous other cities throughout the United States. As a journalist, he worked as a features writer and theater critic for the Chicago Reader and has had his work published in numerous newspapers and periodicals, including Mother Jones, the Chicago Tribune, Menís Journal and Rolling Stone. He holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.A. from the University of Illinois. He was a playwright-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was a winner of a National Arts Journalism fellowship at Columbia University (2000-2001).

Over the years, he has worked as a radio news writer and producer, an actor and a stand-up comedian. He has lectured on writing and journalism at Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia College and Pace University. He has been a frequent radio and television guest in Chicago and New York and has been featured on such stations as WGN-TV, CNN Headline News, Fox News, E! Entertainment Network, and National Public Radio, among others. He was senior editor of Book Magazine, where he worked since the publicationís founding in 1998; the fiction section he edited for the magazine was nominated for a 2003 National Magazine Award.


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