BEN RYDER HOWE


Ben Ryder Howe has written for The New YorkerThe Atlantic Monthly, and Outside, and his work has been selected for Best American Travel Writing. He is a former senior editor of The Paris Review. He, his wife, and their two children live on Staten Island. He is the author of My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store.

Praise for My Korean Deli

“It’s hard not to fall in love with My Korean Deli… By the end, you’ll feel that you know the author and his family quite well – even though you may not be eager to move in with them.” – Corby Kummer, The New York Times

“Howe, though a fairly lousy shopkeeper, makes for an excellent narrator: His book is an engaging and funny tour of the down-and-dirty world of New York City small business, whether that business is an Upper East Side literary magazine (The Paris Review later moved downtown) or a Boerum Hill bodega.” – Dan Kois, NPR

The New Yorker Interview, March 31, 2011

Gothamist InterviewMarch 18, 2011