is the author of the international bestseller Chang and Eng
, and the New York Times Notable Book The Real McCoy
, one of the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember of 2002," the novel More Than it Hurts You
and most recently a memoir Half a Life
, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has been translated into fourteen languages, and he teaches writing at New York University, for which he won a 2005 "Outstanding Dozen" teaching award. Also a screenwriter, Darin sold the rights to Chang and Eng
to Disney, and is currently adapting the novel for the screen with the actor Gary Oldman. Another screenplay on which he collaborated is in pre-production at Paramount Studios. Darin was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing.