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Happy Birthday To Ridgefield’'s Mark Salzman

Mark Salzman turns 56 Thursday.
Mark Salzman turns 56 Thursday. Photo Credit: Wikimedia commons

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Ridgefield’s Mark Salzman!

Mark Joseph Salzman, who grew up in Ridgefield, turns 56 Thursday. The writer was born Dec. 3, 1959, in Greenwich.

Salzman is best known for his 1986 memoir Iron & Silk, which describes his experiences living in China as an English teacher in the early 1980s, which received several literary awards.

His other publications include several works of fiction, a memoir dealing with growing up in suburbia, more specifically Ridgefield, and a report on his work as a creative writing instructor for juvenile delinquents. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2000.

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