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Howard Junker is a writer and the author of An Old Junker. He blogs at www.howardjunker.com
He founded the literary magazine ZYZZYVA: West Coast Writers & Artists in 1985 and retired in 2010.
Howard Junker was born in Port Washington, New York, and was educated at Horace Greeley, Canterbury, Amherst, Stanford and the University of San Francisco. He served in the Naval Air Reserve as an anti-submarine warfare technician and wrote for many magazines, including Architectural Digest, Art in America, Artforum, Esquire, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Harper's Bazaar, The Nation, The New Republic, New York, Newsweek, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and Vogue. He also worked as a documentary filmmaker, a television producer, a P.R. flack, a construction carpenter, a fondue cook, and a science teacher at the Drew School in San Francdisco. He edited five anthologies of work from the pages, of ZYZZYVA, as well as four ZYZZYVA first novels and three ZYZZYVA first collections of poems. He is the author of the blognovel An Old Junker. He lives in San Francisco.
- Junker, H. (1991). Roots and Branches: Contemporary Essays By West Coast Writers. San Francisco: Mercury House. ISBN 978-1-56279-014-1.
- Junker, H. (1995). The Writer's Notebook. San Francisco: HarperCollinsWest. ISBN 978-0-06-258618-6.
- Junker, H. (1995). Strange Attraction: The Best of Ten Years of ZYZZYVA. Reno: University of Nevada Press. ISBN 978-0-87417-275-1.
- Junker, H. (1999). Lucky Break: How I Became A Writer. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-325-00156-2.
- Junker, H. (2005). AutoBioDiversity: True Stories from ZYZZYVA. Berkeley, CA: Heyday. ISBN 978-1-59714-007-2.
- Junker, H. (2011). An Old Junker. San Francisco: IF SF Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4537-1719-6
- Benson, Heidi (8 January 2011). "Catching up with Howard Junker". The San Francisco Chronicle.
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