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James Ryan

Suadiye, Istanbul, Turkey


Home page: Brightening Glance

James Ryan was born and raised in New York City. He has been a soldier, a businessman, an investment manager, a teacher, and is now a writer. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he holds advanced degrees in economics (MBA) and English literature (MA), a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in writing from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in literature. His early business experience included portfolio management, investment research, and chief investment officer responsibilities. Afterwards, for fifteen years he has been a full-time writer. In addition to corporate work, he has written and published poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and political commentary. He has taught creative writing at Columbia University and literature at Kadır Has University in Istanbul.

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