Samuel Park is the author of This Burns My Heart (Simon & Schuster), chosen as a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, NPR.org, and BookPage. It was an Indiebound Bestseller, a People magazine "Great Read," A Today Show "Favorite Thing" and a Target Emerging Author Pick. Foreign editions include Germany, Norway, China, and South Korea. He is also the author of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Alyson Books), adapted into a short film that he wrote and directed, starring Vincent Kartheiser. His scholarly publications include the article "All the Sad Young Men" in Black Camera: An International Journal of Black Film, Indiana University Press; the article "The Delta' and Racial Melancholia," in Twentieth Century Representations of Beauty; book and performance reviews of Hypersexuality of Race, Ghostwritten, Yellow Face, in Theater Journal; and performance reviews of Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, in Shakespeare Bulletin, University of Exeter. He is a graduate of Stanford and holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Southern California.