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. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in the journals Shakespeare Bulletin, Theatre Journal, and Black Camera. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.