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Reiken, Frederick

Reiken, Frederick

Frederick Reiken, born in Irvington, New Jersey, USA, in 1966. M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine. Professor of Writing and Literature, Emerson College. Novelist in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, USA.

Writer-in-Residence (1 February 2014 – 30 June 2014)


Project Description

My plan at NIAS will be to continue working on a novel-in-progress about the lineage of an enigmatic 60s-era radical. The story will explore the aftereffects of late-60s radicalism in the U.S. as well as the intergenerational legacies of the Holocaust. An important figure in the tale is a forgotten sleight-of-hand illusionist of European Jewish origin. Pre-war Scheveningen is to be one of the locales where he performed, so I am looking forward to exploring the areas in and around The Hague as part of my research. I will be open to any and all sources of inspiration.

Selected Publications

Day for Night (Little, Brown & Co., 2010)

The Lost Legends of New Jersey (Harcourt, 2000)

The Odd Sea (Harcourt Brace, 1998)

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