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Author Talk: Steven Rowley

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AUTHOR TALK WITH STEVEN ROWLEY

THE EDITOR opens in New York City circa 1992, when James Smale, a gifted but struggling young writer, learns a major publisher has expressed interest in his as-yet unpublished book. Finally, a real editor wants to discuss his work. Don’t blow it, he thinks. Soon he’s in a Doubleday conference room nervously awaiting the guy who holds James’s future in his hands. Only it turns out, it’s not a guy. And it’s not just any editor but arguably the most famous editor in the world: the one and only Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. And so begins the ride of a lifetime as this unlikely duo spar and bond over the mother-son dance writ large in James’s candidly autobiographical manuscript.

With lovably flawed characters and Rowley’s signature intimate prose, THE EDITOR shares poignant truths about young men and their mothers, authors and their editors, and the minefields of speaking the truth about those we love. From James’s tender and sometimes tense relationship with his boyfriend Daniel, to his jagged history with his distant ex-Marine father and steely mother, THE EDITOR offers brilliant insight into emotionally fractured families in which relationships ebb and flow through the years, despite best intentions.

By turns heartrending and hilarious, THE EDITOR is a testament to Steven Rowley’s utterly original storytelling. Subtly layered with affectionate detail about a beloved historical figure, it spotlights one of the least explored periods of the former First Lady’s life as it weaves a beautiful, moving tale about the importance of reconciliation.

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Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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