Category Archives: Publications

“A SENSE OF HUMOR IS JUST COMMON SENSE, DANCING”

Got a really nice write-up in the OSARC newsletter the other day about my book, Problems of Translation. What, you inquire, is OSARC? I thought you’d never ask! My various writer’s bios (tailoring them to fit the occasion) might or might not … Continue reading

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“PROBLEMS” TRANSLATES INTO A LOT OF FUN

At last! My novel, Problems of Translation, or Charlie’s Comic, Terrifying, Romantic, Loopy Round-the-World Journey in Search of Linguistic Happiness, has finally become available as a paperback on Amazon! (E-book shortly.) Check it out! For those of you who’ve never … Continue reading

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HEY! MY NOVEL CALLED ‘COMIC MASTERPIECE’ EVEN AS IT AIMS FOR EARLY 2015 RELEASE!

I find myself actually trying to dampen the exhilaration I feel, but really, I’m walking on air from all the pre-publication comments my comic novel, Problems of Translation, due out early this year, is getting. I keep having to pinch … Continue reading

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LITERARY TASTE AND A MAD, MAD WEATHER

A few days ago I wrote the following lines: “So where would I move? Ames asks himself as the first cold snap in New York City bares its teeth in the middle of November, 21 degrees with the wind chill. … Continue reading

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Problems of Translation Strikes Again at Cornelia Street Cafe

Hello there!  My apologies for the long silence!  Someone has recently complained to me that he doesn’t know what to read anymore because I stopped recommending! So I promise to start writing more frequently again, about the variety of topics … Continue reading

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NOT HARD TO READ, THOUGH SOMETIMES DIFFICULT FOR THE HEART TO BEAR

I’m writing about two books in this post.  Two  l – o –o – n – n – g   novels:  The Son by Phillip Meyer (841 pages) and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (775 pages). They’re both pretty amazing.  Tons … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Strout Turns Her Remarkable Skill Set on Wider World

The Burgess boys rode up the turnpike as twilight arrived. It arrived gently, the sky remaining a soft blue as the trees along either side of the unfolding pavement darkened. Then the sinking sun sent up a spread of lavender … Continue reading

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IF IT’S SPRING, IT MUST BE TIME FOR ANOTHER READING!

Welcome to Spring! Finally! I’m delighted to report that I’m doing my semi-annual (Spring) reading in only a matter of days – May 8th to be exact – at my favorite venue, the Cornelia Street Café, 6 pm.  Please come … Continue reading

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PULITZER NOMINATIONS: THE LINE STARTS HERE

It won’t be long before literary tastemakers will be preparing to award the Pulitzer Prizes for 2012. I’ve read several good books this year which I’ll tell you about now and in future posts. Today I’ll talk about one of … Continue reading

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A FESTIVAL OF FICTION SEPTEMBER 26TH

Hey, guys! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but my excuse is I’ve been busy writing other stuff!  Mainly my novel, Problems of Translation, on which I’ve completed eleven chapters since the spring, some of whose passages … Continue reading

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