He was a leading magazine and book editor in New York but found his own measure of fame as an author when he returned to his roots and wrote “Bettyville.”
He was a leading magazine and book editor who found his own measure of fame with “Bettyville,” in which he also delved into growing up gay in a small town.
In ‘Becoming Superman,’ J. Michael Straczynski chronicles a life that was dominated early on by dysfunction and later by success that came with its own tensions.
Peter Orner, author of “Maggie Brown & Others,” on a writer who specializes in “American oddness.”
The cultural critic and author, most recently, of the story collection “Raised in Captivity” also says that he trusts librarians’ literary opinions: “They have no agenda and plenty of free time.”
She and her family, whom she later wrote about, were among the last Jews to flee what she called a “cultural holocaust” and ended up in Brooklyn in the early 1960s.
Mr. Camilleri was a late-blooming novelist whose series about a Sicilian police officer became wildly popular in Italy and the basis for a television series.
He’s the author of a farce called “Seventy-Two Virgins,” a Churchill biography and a book in verse about pushy parents. They all say something about his personality.
She appeared onscreen with Meryl Streep, won an award for her Off Broadway work, and later distinguished herself as a writer and a teacher.