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Starbuck O'Dwyer, a native of Rochester, NY and a graduate of Princeton, Oxford and Cornell, writes novels, essays, short stories, screenplays and music under his given middle name. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Random House/Vintage Books), appeared on several best-seller lists, won two national writing awards for humor and was a featured selection of the 2007 One Book One Vancouver reading program. His writing, which has been described as comic genius by Kirkus Reviews, has been published in forums as diverse as Entertainment Weekly, Flaunt, Toro, Japanophile, The Journal News, PW Daily, and the Boston Globe, and he has appeared on over 350 radio and television programs including guest spots on ESPN, WGN, Voice of America and PBS. His collection of stories, How to Raise a Good Kid, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (parenting), a finalist in the 2011 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards (essays, humor), and a perennial #1 category best-seller in China, has been translated into Afrikaans, German, Chinese, Norwegian, Dutch and Portuguese, and is being translated into Spanish. Similarly, his second novel, Goliath Gets Up, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (humor) has been translated into Chinese and is presently being translated into French. His most recent story collection, High School Dance, a gold medalist in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards (non-fiction humor/comedy) and a finalist in the 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Awards (non-fiction humor), reached #1 on the Amazon kindle best-seller list in both the Humor & Entertainment and Parenting & Relationships categories, has been translated into Spanish and Italian, and is currently being translated into Portuguese. In addition, songs that O'Dwyer composed have been licensed for television by both the Telemundo and Country Music Television networks and featured in several of their shows.