Daren Wang is a writer, public radio producer, and social entrepreneur. He co-founded the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in 2005 and served as its executive director until 2017. He produced Porches: The South & Her Writers, Between The Lines with Valerie Jackson, ArtVoice, and The Spoken Word for public radio. In 2005 he launched Verb: An Audioquarterly, which was named one of the best five new magazines of the year by Library Journal.
Daren published his novel The Hidden Light of Northern Fires with St. Martin’s Press in 2017.
Around the time of the publication, Gail O’Neill profiled Daren for Arts ATL.
His writing has appeared in Paste Magazine, Five Points Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AJC Travel, The Saporta Report, ArtsATL, and others. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires is his first novel.
He is currently a content strategist for ADT Solar. As a b2b and b2c freelance writer, his primary focus is in the renewable energy field.
He used to cheer for the Atlanta Braves before they moved to Cobb County. These days you should avoid topics around the Buffalo Bills unless you are ready for a long conversation. He’s at his happiest when he’s on his bike.