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About the Author

Cliff Burke grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as a house painter, a parking lot attendant and a sign-twirling dancing banana before graduating from the College of William & Mary. Since then, he has taught reading and writing in China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. His first novel, An Occasionally Happy Family, was a 2022 Spirit of Texas Book and selected for several state reading lists. His latest novel, My Not-So-Great French Escape, was released in March 2023.​


Cliff is represented by Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.​


To find out more, you can follow Cliff on Instagram or Goodreads.

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