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Julian Rubinstein

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Julian Rubinstein is an American writer, journalist and musician. His award-winning debut Ballad of the Whiskey Robber (2004) was an instant hit. It has been translated into five languages and published in eight countries. His work as a journalist is widely recognized and has been awarded several prizes. His essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Details, Sport Illustrated, Salon, Men's Journal, Outside and Travel & Leisure. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

In Vollezele he will be working on his new novel American Martyr, which is set in a pre-revolutionary America in the year 2019. Told in the first person, the book is the story of the narrator's investigation into his imprisoned friend's alleged involvement in a domestic terrorist organization that has carried out a deadly attack in the USA. The book is an exploration of the American national character and identity. It is a novel about wrestling with what it means to be an American today.

His residence in Vollezele is part of an exchange programme between the Ledig International Writer's House (USA) and Het Beschrijf.

 

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