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Daren Wang was born in Buffalo, New York. In 1971, his parents bought the Willis property in Town Line, New York and made the family home in the converted barn and rented out the main house.
He is the founding Executive Director of AJC Decatur Book Festival, now in its twelfth year.
As a public radio producer, he produced and or hosted several series including The Spoken Word, Porches: The South and Her Writers, Circle of Friends, Between the Lines, ArtVoice, and Atlanta Forum.
His writing has appeared in Paste Magazine, Five Points Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, AJC Travel, The Saporta Report, and others. He published the short-lived audio magazine Verb:An Audioquarterly. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires is his first novel.
He serves as the Executive Director of AIR Serenbe, the Artist-in-Residence program at Serenbe, Georgia.