Born to Hungarian and Polish parents, Karl Vadaszffy/A.J. Park followed in his father’s footsteps and trained as an actor and competitive fencer. His father trained at RADA and went on to star in movies such as The Ipcress File and You Only Live Twice while becoming an international champion fencer and ultimately the British Foil Team’s Olympics coach for eight years. He was the also personal coach of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson for close to 30 years.
As an English teacher, Karl Vadaszffy/A.J. Park became a Head of Department at only 26. He has also been an assistant editor of four magazines with global reaches and has taught English as a foreign language in Poland. As a freelance journalist, his writing regularly appears in a number of industry-leading titles. His 2012 novel, The Missing, was twice a UK top ten bestseller, peaking at number six in the Kindle chart, and hitting number one in Australia. It has sold over 60,000 copies. As Karl Vadaszffy, he is also the author of Full of Sin and Sins of the Father, As A.J. Park, he is the author of The First Lie and Don’t Speak.