Jerome Charyn, master of lyrical farce and literary ventriloquism, published his first novel in 1964. He's the author of Johnny One-Eye, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, I Am Abraham, and dozens of other acclaimed novels as well as nonfiction works. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, American Scholar, Epoch, Narrative and Ellery Queen.
NEW: Charyn's groundbreaking and highly-anticipated study A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century - the subject of a new documentary narrated by Cynthia Nixon - explores Emily's secret life as a powerful bisexual woman.
Charyn's popular crime novels, featuring homicide detective Isaac Sidel, inspired a new animated drama series. 'Hard Apple' debuts on the small screen in 2017, helmed by Hollywood insider James Gray (The Immigrants) and illustrated by famed artists Asaf and Tomer Hanuka (Waltz with Bashir.) Click on the teaser video below.
Now in bookstores: Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories. Bronx-born Charyn brings to life the pre- and post-Robert Moses world of New York's northernmost borough in thirteen bittersweet stories. *Nominated for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and Kirkus Prize in Fiction.
Charyn lives in New York and Paris.