Monday, October 02, 2006

Peter Quinn profile on the AP wires

The Associated Press has a wonderful profile of Peter Quinn, author of Hour of the Cat (just out in paperback), The Banished Children of Eve, and coming up in February 2007, a collection of essays titled Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America.

The profile covers Quinn's preference of longhand and legal pad over typewriters or computers when it comes to writing his books, his deep love for New York history (Martin Scorcese used him as an adviser for "Gangs of New York," and he appears in Ken Burns' excellent PBS documentary miniseries, New York), as well as his earlier career as a speechwriter for New York governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo.

You can check out the full text over at Newsday: Book Award Winner Peter Quinn Does Things the Old Fashioned Way.

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