Author: Admin

Writing as an Unfolding Enigma

  |   On Writing

One might suppose that the writer is aware of what he or she is doing, but that's not necessarily the case. One of the reasons I find the writing process so fascinating is that it is often a slowly unfolding enigma. I can't speak for...

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Dual Citizenship in South Africa and the Ironies of History

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I was distracted this week from editing On The Sickle’s Edge by current happenings in South Africa, the location of my previous novel, Bloodlines.The ANC (African National Congress) has proposed changing South Africa’s constitution to disallow dual citizenship. South Africa’s population of 53,000,000 includes millions...

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How Painting Informs My Writing

  |   On Writing

People often ask whether my painting informs my writing. As a writer, I used to think I could describe things well. Then I took up painting, and everything changed, because I learned that looking at something was very different from seeing it.How well or badly...

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Freddy Frankel: My Father and His Legacy

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My father Freddy Frankel has been an inspiration to me for many years. This year, he turned 91 years old, was named Poet Laureate of Lasell Village, and published his latest poetry collection, Soliloquy at Ninety. One of the poems in his collection is dedicated...

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Upcoming Bloodlines Events in 2015

  |   PREVIOUS EVENTS

I really enjoy the process of sharing Bloodlines with audiences. It’s been great traveling around the country with my book and meeting fascinating people. I especially like to field questions and hear what people have to say about the historic events that I address in...

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