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BOOK PUBLISHERS

Gallic Books - UK/US publisher that aims to make the very best French writing available to English-speaking readers. This boutique publishing house is known for discovering the best-selling sensation The Elegance of the Hedgehog. The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain was winner of the Prix Landerneau Découvertes and Prix Relay des Voyageurs in France, and was selected by The American Bookseller Association for their Celebrate Debut Author's promotion.  Other Gallic authors include such  literary luminaries as Napoleon Bonaparte, Jean Teule, Pascal Garnier, Michel Deon, Armand Cabasson, Jean-Francois Parot, and Yasmina Khadra.

Stockholm Text - their mission is to publish the best literature from Scandanavia for English-speaking readers. From best-selling crime fiction to provocative niche publishing their aim is to entertain, engage and ignite the minds of readers. Their authors include Mari Jungstedt,  Anna Jansson, Jenny Jagerfeld, Alexander Bard & Jan Soderqvist. 

Serpent’s Tail – North American titles by this UK/US publisher of cutting edge literary translations, mysteries, thrillers, public affairs, arts and culture, books into feature films, representing Herta Muller, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, Elfriede Jelinek, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature and Lionel Shriver, winner of the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction

Profile Books – North American titles by UK/US publisher of quality non-fiction titles, known for their specialty in business, economics, world affairs, public affairs and history books

Bitter Lemon Press – North American titles by this UK/US publisher of literary and award-winning mystery and crime titles from Europe, USA, and Latin America

BlueBridge - publisher of spiritual books and non-fiction titles, all titles including: Horse: How the Horse Shaped Civilization by J. Edward Chamberlin, The C.S. Lewis Chronicles by Simon Duriez, The Friendship of Women by Joan Chittister, The Mystic Garden by Gunilla Norris, and The Door of No Return by William St Clair (noted as one of best books of the year by both The Economist, and Publishers Weekly)

Crossroad Publishing Company – seasonal list by US/Germany publisher of Catholic non-fiction books, including books by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, and award-winning/best-selling authors Peter Feuerherd and Robert Ellsberg

Phaidon Press – London based publisher of photography & art books, seasonal list including such titles as Century (New York Times Bestseller list) Inferno photos by Time magazine/war photographer James Nachtwey (sold out first printing), Magnum Degree’s and The Movie Book

Marion Boyars Publishers – all North American titles by UK/US publisher of quality non-fiction, and literary fiction by writers across the globe - best-selling authors include Elif Shafak (Turkey)

Kube - the largest publishing house for Islamic literature in Europe, which seeks to lead a new wave in Muslim publishing across the globe

Monkfish Book Publishing Company - an independent press publishing spiritual and literary books from a diverse range of perspectives: memoirs, wisdom literature, fiction and scholarly works of thought.

Glas: New Russian Writing - a Moscow publishing company distributed in the US, with contemporary Russian literature in English translation

McAdam/Cage Publishing - San Francisco based independent publisher that aims to publish quality fiction and non-fiction with the commitment to bring new and talented voices to the literary marketplace

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & EVENTS

The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, Gala Concert with The Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminsky State Jewish Theater of Warsaw, featuring Zalmen Mlotek, Frank London (of the Klezmatics) and Michael Winograd

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, NYC (125 writers from 43 countries, 40 events) National print and TV coverage, interviews with PEN President, Salman Rushdie, and participants, including features in the New York Times, PW, LA Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Book TV, MSNBC, NPR, and WNYC interviews. Local NYC and ethnic press, and major world press coverage including Le Monde (France), El Pais (Spain), La Jornada, La Reforma, (Mexico), Clarin (Argentina), The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star (Canada), Nowy Dziennik (Poland), La Repubblica (Italy), Die Welt, Berliner Zeitung (Germany) and more than 100 feature stories

The Mercantile Library of New York – Launch of The Center for Fiction, and The First Annual Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement, Ceremony/ Benefit Dinner honoring Nan Talese, Publisher/Editorial Director, Doubleday & introducing the John Sargent First Fiction Award, The Maxwell E. Perkins award honoring Gary Fiskejohn, Editor, Knopf, at Gala Award Dinner

The Workmen’s Circle Centennial Concert & Celebration, w/ Mandy Patinkin, Theodore Bikel and others, Town Hall, NYC Sold-out performance! New York Times feature
YiddishFest 2003 – New York summer concert series music under the stars with kick-off concert in Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center 6/17/03 (major Jewish press, WABC-TV Eyewitness News coverage)

The JCC of Manhattan, Consultant and Program/Event Developer for ages 39+ community

Meditation on Formula for Prosperity: How to Thrive in a Challenging Economy, Dada J. P. Vaswani at Town Hall, May 2009, New York City (sold-out audience)

The Open Society - Securing Liberty: Debating Issues of Terrorism and Democratic Values in the Post 9/11 United States (a new anthology and curriculum for high-school history and social studies teachers and classes).

YIVO: Institute for Jewish Research – Launch of the Online Edition of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe; Spring 2011 programs including a special YIVO evening with Phillip Roth

Mystery Writers of America, and the Edgar Allan Poe Awards

THEATER

Top Drawer, written and performed by Adelaide Mestre, Triad Theatre, NYC

Wallenberg:  A New Musical Drama, World Premiere,  White Plains Performing Arts Center, fully produced original musical, 26 member cast.
Feature stories and reviews in New York Times, Westchester Magazine, Rye Rising, Scarsdale Inquirer, Theatrescene.com, Theatermania.com, BroadwayWorld.com, Playbill, Hadassah Magazine, Jewish Week, NY Blueprint and more.

Same Difference: New York City Interfaith Stories following 9/11 in Words, Music & Dance

An Equity Showcase theatre production, West End Theatre, NYC (sold-out for entire run)

HUMAN RIGHTS & INTERFAITH ORGANIZATIONS AND EVENTS

Socrates in the City - NYC dialogues with luminaries including Dick Cavett, Dinesh D'Souza and Peter Singer

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) – a non-profit human rights organization, assisting communities in Africa, India, South America, and providing emergency aid worldwide, President Ruth Messinger

The Sudan Freedom Walk, former Sudanese slave Simon Deng’s historic 300 mile walk from the United Nations to the Capitol in D.C. (national coverage by CNN-News, Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, RAI-TV, PBS-TV, National Public Radio, ABC-TV, and more)

Intersections: A Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Faith Initiative of the Collegiate Church, New York, and the successful launch of a new project in September 2008, ChangeTheStory.net

FILM AND VIDEO

18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre, film and PBS documentary by Alan Oren

The 6th Annual Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, Indian Independent and Diaspora Films, Opening Night Premier Mira Nair’s The Namesake (A Fox Searchlight Pictures Release and Gala benefit dinner, co-chairs Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi)

The Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

SPECIALITY IN JEWISH PUBLICATIONS

The Zohar: Pritzker Edition - Translation by Daniel C. Matt, Stanford University Press (One year project: features on Volume I and II, in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, People, W, The Jerusalem Report, Forward, Jewish Week, events in NYC and Chicago.)

Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, Jewish Publication Society (New York Times front page life section story/200,000 plus books sold)

Aviv Press, all titles published by the publishing division of the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement, including Canon Without Closure by Ismar Schorsh, and The Unfolding Tradition by Eliot Dorff

The Ineffable Name of God: Man, and Heavenly Torah by Abraham Joshua Heschel, Continuum Books, a publishing landmark, two classics translated into English

The Fourth Commandment: Remembering the Sabbath Day by Francine Klagsbrun, Harmony Books, Random House (20 city JCC tour, three NYC launch events)

The Mystery of the Kaddish by Leon Charney, Barricade Books, an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Religion Best-Seller, now in its third printing

Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls by Stephanie Wellen Levine - New York University Press

In My Brother’s Image by Eugene Pogany, Viking/Penguin (arranged twelve Jewish and interfaith events for lecture tour)

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, A Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope by Lisa C. Paul, Foreword by Natan Sharansky, Skyhorse Publishing

Walking the Woods and the Water by Nick Hunt, Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript: a novel by Barry Libin, Urim Publications

Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian by Marybeth Zeman 

The People In Between: The Paradox of Jewish Interstitiality by Robert J. Marx 

Forgiving Maximo Rothman by AJ Sidransky, Berwick Court 

Wright for America by Robin Lamont

Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found by Julie Mannix von Zerneck & Kathy Hatfield 

The Band That Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic by Steve Turner, Thomas Nelson

Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI's Story of Courage and Faith by John Woodbridge and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Maurice Possley, Zondervan

The Secret Lives of Girls: Sex Play, Aggression and Their Guilt by Sharon Lamb - The Free Press, Simon & Schuster

You Can’t Do That on Broadway! A Raisin in the Sun and Other Theatrical Improbabilities by famed Broadway producer, Philip Rose, Limelight Editions

Hollywood in Wide Angle: How Directors View Filmmaking by Jack Rothman, Scarecrow Press, Launch event at the New York Academy of Film, co-sponsored by Writers Guild-East, Cinewomen, and NY Women in Film & Television

Hitler’s Niece by Ron Hanson, Harper Collins

Music For Torching by A.M. Homes, Harper Collins

Lit From Within by Victoria Moran, Harper SF (One hour OPRAH with the author based on her book)

Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life by Adrian House, Paulist Press (St. Bart’s Center for Religious Inquiry launch event with C-Span TV coverage)

The Spiritual Traveler: New York City by Edward Bergman, Paulist Press

Moses: A Memoir by Joel Cohen, Paulist Press

Islam: Past, Present and Future by Hans Kung, One World Publishing

The Five Percenters: Islam, Hiphop and The Gods of New York by Michael Mohammed Knight, One World Publishing

Ode to the Human Face by Frederick Franck, Codhill Press (Launch event at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, which showcased the sculpture of this world renowned artist)

Levana’s Table by Levana Kirschenbaum – Stuart Tabori & Chang, ten city tour and cooking demonstrations for the founder of Levana restaurant, NYC

Roosevelt and The Holocaust: A Rooseveltian Examines the Policies and Remembers the Times by Robert L. Beir, Barricade Books, NYC launch with events at 92nd Street Y, Makor, Central Synagogue, Kelilah Jeshurun Book Club, Hevesi Library, NYC Public Library, Hyde Park Museum, and more

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Life of Composer Jay Gorney by Sondra Gorney, Scarecrow Press. New York City launch with events at New York Sheet Music Society, Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, The Friar’s Club, The 92nd Street Y, and The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Warren Adler (author of War of the Roses) with two new books New York Echoes and Funny Boys, as well as "The Warren Adler Short Story Contest" and audio recording New York Echoes by Cynthia Nixon

Erotomania: A Love Story by Francis Levy, Two Dollar Radio Publishing Co., NYC reading tour, and extensive print reviews

Songs My Mother Never Taught Me, Many and Many a Year Ago, and The Sultan of Byzantium by Selcuk Altun, Telegram Books

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas, Thomas Nelson



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