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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: David Wong

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1975, in Lawrenceville, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Pargin was born in Lawrenceville. He attended Southern Illinois University and lived in Marion until 2014.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jason Pargin is a New York Times bestselling author that goes by the pen name David Wong. His first book, "John Dies at the End," lives forever as a cult-classic movie directed by Don Coscarelli. His, "Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits," book received an Alex-award.

Pargin is also the executive editor of the hugely popular comedy website

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