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J Ryan Stradal

J. Ryan Stradal edits the fiction section of The Nervous Breakdown with Gina Frangello. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and McSweeneys: The Goods, among other places. Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles and has worked as a TV producer, notably for the History Channels Ice Road Truckers and Discovery Channels Deadliest Catch

He likes books, wine, sports, root beer, and peas.

Genres: Literary Fiction
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