Michael Gerber (parodist)

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Michael Gerber (born June 14, 1969) is best known as the author of the Barry Trotter series, Sunday Times best-selling parodies of the Harry Potter books.[1] Before becoming a novelist, Gerber contributed humor to The Yale Record,[2] The New Yorker,[3]The Atlantic,[4] The New York Times,[5] The Wall Street Journal, Slate, NPR and Saturday Night Live, among many other venues. He is an alumnus of Yale and Oak Park River Forest High School.[6]

While an undergraduate, Gerber restarted The Yale Record, America's oldest humor magazine.[7] Gerber served as President of The Record's alumni organization from 1994 to 2014, developing an editorial and publishing model for the magazine. As a result, he is frequently contacted by student editors from all around the world, and has most recently worked with students at DePaul University, Ohio State University, Cambridge University, and UCLA.



  1. ^ Bulman, Colin (2007). Creative Writing: A Guide And Glossary to Fiction Writing. Polity. pp. 158–. ISBN 9780745636870. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record. November 1990. p. 3.
  3. ^ Michael Gerber and Jonathan Schwarz, September 18, 2000. "Double-Diamond, Highest Difficulty," The New Yorker, p. 94.
  4. ^ Michael Gerber and Jonathan Schwarz, August 1999. "The Periodic Table of Rejected Elements," The Atlantic, Vol. 284, No. 2, p. 43.
  5. ^ Michael Gerber and Jonathan Schwarz, "Harry Potter and the Errant Golf Cart," The New York Times. New York, June 24, 2003.
  6. ^ Oak Park River Forest Tabula Yearbook. Oak Park, Illinois. 1987. p. 134-5, 213.
  7. ^ Gerber, Michael. "The Yale Record: A short history of its rise, fall, and rise again." 2007. Accessed at https://www.scribd.com/doc/204108707/The-Yale-Record-Its-rise-fall-and-rise-again on February 2, 2014.

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