Arik Bjorn is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist, but most of all, a dedicated father and public librarian. He enjoys French silk pie as well as a quality shot of bourbon. His writing explores such themes as the Problem of Pain and building Civilization (or at least humanity's efforts to-date).
Bjorn was the 2016 Democratic Party U.S. Congressional candidate for South Carolina's 2nd District. He holds degrees in archaeology/ancient languages and library science. His work has been read by lots of folks in 190 countries.
He has seven books available, including three essay collections: "WAITING FOR CIVILIZATION," "THE R-RATED THEOLOGIAN" and "WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PARROTS."
He has one short story collection, "BIRDS OF A FEATHER," as well as a book of verse, "POCKET LINT."
"SO I RAN FOR CONGRESS" chronicles his experience running for U.S. Congress against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson.
Bjorn's most recent publication is about life in South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic, "SHOW & TELL AT WORLD'S END."
Bjorn is also the co-creator and co-host of THE HATE NAPKIN podcast. THEHATENAPKIN.COM
To read more of Arik Bjorn's writings, visit his website, VIKINGWORD.COM -- he is also active on Facebook and Twitter.