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Johnson, Adam 1967-

Works: 28 works in 232 publications in 18 languages and 8,700 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Romance fiction  History  Christmas films  Drama  Christian films  Film adaptations  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3610.O3, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adam Johnson
The orphan master's son : a novel by Adam Johnson( Book )

94 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 4,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. The son of an influential father who runs an orphan work camp, Pak Jun Do rises to prominence using instinctive talents and eventually becomes a professional kidnapper and romantic rival to Kim Jong Il. Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother, a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang, and a father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return. Considering himself 'a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world, ' Jun Do becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress 'so pure, she didn't know what starving people looked like.'
Fortune smiles : stories by Adam Johnson( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed and bestselling novel The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. In Fortune Smiles--his first book since Orphan Master--he continues to give voice to characters rarely heard from, while offering something we all seek from fiction: a new way of looking at our world. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. "Nirvana," which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous"--First included in the Best American Short Stories anthology--a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind. Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century."--
The orphan master's son by Adam Johnson( Recording )

27 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orphan master's son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea
Parasites like us by Adam Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to learn more about those he loves by studying the lost civilizations of human history, anthropologist Hank Hannah works at the site of a twelve-thousand-year-old grave and unearths a deadly legacy linked to the Ice Age
Emporium : stories by Adam Johnson( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garnering advance praise from the likes of Ron Carlson, Mark Richard, and Jennifer Egan, Adam Johnson's Emporium marks the debut of a startling new voice in American fiction. Through thrilling prose and fearless scenes, Johnson shows that Christian power-lifters and depressed robots are no more surreal than fathers who vanish or mothers who waste away
The best American nonrequired reading 2015( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if you're in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls "the most important examinations in life."
Als het lot lacht by Adam Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zes korte verhalen waarin de hoofdpersonen zich in ongewone of bedreigende situaties bevinden en moeten proberen zich staande te houden
Fortune smiles by Adam Johnson( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal
Nirvana Stories by Adam Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virunga : Africa's oldest national park : a graphic novel( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shake girl : a graphic novel inspired by a true story( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raised in the shadow of genocide, a young woman must make her way in the markets of Phnom Penh. She has a cart full of fresh fruit to make drinks for the tourists. They call her Shake Girl. Though the Khmer Rouge broke her family apart and left her parents poor and infirm, Shake Girl has a dream, to become a dancer and singer in karaoke videos. She has beauty and talent. She is only fourteen. Her idol is Piseth Pilika, a classically trained dancer and actress whose charm has captivated all of Cambodia. Shake Girl wishes nothing more than to follow in Pilika's footsteps and unfortunately, she will. First, she must make it out of the streets of Phnom Penh, find a way to support her family and navigate the treacherous world of Cambodian karaoke clubs, which are filled with corrupt officials, former Khmer Rouge officers and men with unlimited power. Two men will present themselves to Shake Girl, each claiming to have her best interests at heart, though they have vastly different ways of showing it. And only one will be there for her when she loses everything. In a nation where ancient traditions and institutions have been shattered by war, where men scramble to possess power, money and women of beauty, the benevolent forces of ancient Apsara statues direct their gazes toward Shake Girl. In their weathered expressions of patience and wisdom, they remind her that peace and beauty can be found only on the inside"
Pika-Don : a graphic novel( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1945. Amidst the fever of war, one man will be forced to decide between family and country. Tsutomu Yamaguchi is a navy engineer for a war that is all but lost. When a mission arises that separates him from his family, Yamaguchi makes a fateful, haunting decision. The mission: to help design a Japanese battleship. The destination: Hiroshima. Fearful that the Americans will invade Nagasaki while he is away, Yamaguchi gives his wife hopeless instructions. But he is unaware that it is the dawn of the atomic age. When an act of unspeakable destruction teaches Yamaguchi the value of life, he must risk everything to return to his wife and child and prevent the death he had imagined for them. Assisted by his friends Iwanaga and Sato, Yamaguchi returns from Hiroshima having witnessed horrors that no person had seen before. Yamaguchi's journey from the heart of humankind's most destructive weapon is a story about a man who experiences senseless destruction and reevalutates his concept of life, love, country and duty."
Great walks in the Great North Forest( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnehjemsbestyrerens sønn by Adam Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne romanen foregår i Nord- Korea. Pak Jun Do vokser opp i en arbeidsleir for foreldreløse, drevet av hans far. Faren gir etter hvert sønnen arbeidsoppgaver. Snart oppdages Jun Do av regimet på grunn av sin lydighet og sitt anlegg. Han stiger i gradene og gjør så godt han kan for å klare seg i forhold til regimet
Hantō no misshi. 1 by Adam Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hantō no misshi by Adam Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American science fiction and fantasy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers science fiction and fantasy stories from American authors, including Sofia Samatar, Theodora Goss, and Neil Gaiman
The last straw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is supposed to be a season of love, warm feelings, and happy hearts. But with the children's constant bickering, pretty packages and a sweet-smelling tree don't come close to filling the McDonald home with the true spirit of the first Christmas. Then Mom remembers an old tradition of building a soft bed for Baby Jesus one straw at a time. Each time someone secretly does something nice for another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger. Soon the children's quarreling and negative feelings subside and the homemade crib is overflowing. But for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take. The Last Straw is a true story
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the website: 'Talent borrows, genius steals' is usually attributed to Oscar Wilde, and occasionally Pablo Picasso. There is, however, no record of either one actually saying or writing this. T. S. Eliot, on the other hand, wrote, 'Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.' Theft and appropriation have always been artistic engines. In this issue, Kevin Young--poet, essayist, and anthologist--looks at how thievery is done well (Bob Dylan) and not so well (Jonah Lehrer). Mary Ruefle and Erika Meitner demonstrate the art of erasure, turning extant texts into ready-made poetry. Thievery of property and the ultimate transgression, the theft of a life, have spurred the great ones from Homer to Shakespeare to Fitzgerald. Here, Victor LaValle remembers the time he played at being a teen runaway in Times Square. Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson returns to our pages, and to Korea, with his story 'Fortune Smiles,' in which North Korean expat grifters try to navigate the laws and mores of Seoul. We sent out a call for short essays about memorable thefts, and it is an honor to have the call answered by the doyen of crime writers, Mary Higgins Clark, alongside Alissa Nutting, George Singleton, and Laura Lippman. Clark reminds us that, in Shakespeare's words, 'The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.' Enjoy
Visiting writers series, 2005-06( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 2005-06 academic year
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The orphan master's son : a novel
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Alternative Names
Adam Johnson Amerikaans schrijver

Adam Johnson amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Adam Johnson Novelist, short story writer

Adam Johnson scrittore statunitense

Džonsons, Adams 1967-

Адам Джонсон американський письменник

Адам Джонсон английский (США) писатель

Адам Џонсон

אדם ג'ונסון

ג'ונסון, אדם 1967-

آدام جانسون

آدام جانسون (نویسنده) نویسنده آمریکایی

آدم جونسون

존슨, 애덤

ジョンソン, アダム