Q & A with Author Simon Worrall: Part Two

In yesterday’s post, Part One of my interview,  Simon Worrall discussed what brought him to the story of master forger and pipe bomber Mark Hofmann, how he tracked the connection between Hofmann and a “newly discovered” poem by Emily Dickinson, and how the victims reacted to Hofmann’s deceit.  In today’s post, learn more about the […]

Q & A with Author Simon Worrall: Part One

On July 3rd, I reviewed Simon Worrall’s  The Poet and the Murderer, a nonfiction narrative about master forger and pipe bomber Mark Hofmann, whose  composition of his own Emily Dickinson poem was perhaps the height of his audacity. Mr. Worrall has agreed to answer a few questions both about this book and his career generally. […]

Art and Artifice: A Review of The Poet and the Murderer

Recently, a Bible signed by Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa in 1932, sold at auction for $68,500.  If you’re a fan of “Antiques Roadshow,” it’s not hard to understand the craze for owning the old and rare. Consider, then, how Daniel Lombardo’s heart beat a bit faster when he learned that a newly discovered […]

Freshly Baked Books: Part Two– A Review of The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession

Like Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, reviewed yesterday, The Bookman’s Tale is new-new. In fact, it’s still in the oven until June, but here’s a sneak peek. Author Charlie Lovett tells the tale of Peter Byerly, a young bookseller, whose life came to a virtual halt at the death of his beloved wife. Now, […]