John Reed

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7, 1969
New York City, NY
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7, 1969 (age 54)
New York City, NY


A New York-born novelist, he is most famous for his 2002 work, Snowball's Chance. His other novels include A Still Small Voice (2000) and The Whole (2005).

Before Fame

He graduated from Hampshire College and Columbia University. After receiving his MFA in creative writing, he began teaching at The New School in New York City.


He wrote for both The Brooklyn Rail and The New York Press.

Family Life

He was born in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City. Both his mother, Judy Rifka, and his father, David Reed, had careers as artists.

Associated With

He and poet Kenneth Koch both studied at Columbia University.