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J. Ryan Stradal

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J. Ryan Stradal
J. Ryan Stradal is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest, which was translated into twelve languages and won the American Book Association's Indies Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year in 2016, and the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award for top novel of 2016. His shorter writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Granta, The Rumpus, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. Stradal’s latest novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, was an instant national bestseller and has been optioned for TV by Muse Entertainment.