Interviews

Frank Corsaro Publishes First Novel, Kunma, at Age 70

January 1, 2004 12:00 am By

Throughout his long and successful creative career, Frank Corsaro has served as a stage director, and as artisitc director for both the Juilliard Opera Center and the Actor's Studio in New York City. But at age 70, he has once again reinvented himself-—this time as a debut novelist. In the summer of 2003, his book, KUNMA, at last was released by Tom Doherty Associates, an imprint of St.Martin's Press.

A Talk With DBC Pierre, Creator of Vernon God Little

December 15, 2003 12:00 am By

Australian-born author DBC Pierre, whose real name is Peter Finlay, won the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction in October. He will earn £50,000 ($80,000) with a satirical tale of contemporary America, titled Vernon God Little, published by Faber & Faber.

Jed Donahue Discusses the Rebirth of Conservative Publishing in New York

November 15, 2003 12:00 am By

The New York publishing industry--cleaving mostly to the political left for decades--is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Crown (Random House) and Penguin Putnam each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.

Adrian Zackheim Discusses the Rebirth of Conservative Publishing in New York

November 1, 2003 12:00 am By

The New York publishing industry—cleaving mostly to the political left for decades—is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Penguin Putnam an Crown (Random House), each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.

Michaela Hamilton: A New Kind of Energy at Kensington

October 15, 2003 12:00 am By

There's a new kind of energy at Kensington Publishing Corp. And it has been building since Michaela Hamilton ascended the elevator at 850 Third Avenue two years ago. After a 25-year career in book publishing (including 10 years as editor-in-chief of NAL) and a few years at freelance editing, Michaela got the offer from Kensington founder and CEO Walter Zacharius to become the company's new editor-in-chief. Now this ball of fire has the freedom to realize a vision she and Walter share.

Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point by David Lipsky

October 1, 2003 12:00 am By

F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote to a young friend seeking advice on her writing: "You've got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly. . . " Now, acclaimed contemporary novelist and journalist David Lipsky, a fan of Fitzgerald, has done just that.

COMMON SHOCK Kaethe Weingarten Aims to Give Us Hope

September 1, 2003 12:00 am By

In today's world, witnessing violence, both personal and societal, has become a common experience. Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School-based trauma expert, wanted to prove that we, as individuals, have the power to lessen the impact of witnessing trauma in our society

Dr. Keith Ablow Talks About Creating a Gifted Killer

August 1, 2003 12:00 am By

PSYCHOPATH, Dr. Keith Ablow's fourth thriller in the popular Frank Clevenger series, was released in July 2003 by St. Martin's Press. Here, the author discusses how he originated the idea for the series, how he found a publisher, and how he finds time to write while juggling a busy career as a forensic psychiatrist.