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Mark Nepo (born February 23, 1951) is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty years. Nepo is best known for his New York Times #1 bestseller, The Book of Awakening. He has published twelve books and recorded six audio projects. As a cancer survivor, Nepo writes and teaches about the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.
In 2010, Oprah Winfrey chose Nepo's Book of Awakening as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things for her farewell season, launching it to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2010 and 2011, Nepo was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey as part of her SIRIUS XM Radio show, "Soul Series." He was also interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Oprah has also written about Nepo twice in her O! Magazine article, "What I Know for Sure," (most recently in April 2011).
Nepo's work has been translated into several languages, including French, Portuguese, Japanese, and Danish.