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Barbara Fischkin

Barbara Fischkin has been a journalist since 1975, covering stories in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia and publishing in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, the New York Times, WigWag, the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Ms Magazine, and Mademoiselle. She is a member of PEN and co-chairs the PEN Writers Roundtable Committee. As an educator, she has taught at New York University and at Adelphi University, where she created, directed, and taught in a one-woman Journalism program and revived a formerly censored student newspaper. She has also presented at two Poynter Institute Writers’ Workshops and for the PEN Readers and Writers Program.

She is the author of Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America (Scribner), which won a Livingston Award for International Reporting. She is also the author of Exclusive: Reporters in Love... and War (Delta) and her most recent book, Confidential Sources (Delta).

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Exclusive: Reporters in Love... and War: A Novel

by Barbara Fischkin

A romantic, screwball romp, a sophisticated contemporary comedy that harkens back to the best Hollywood offered in the 1930s and '40s, Exclusive is a novel loosely based on the careers and marriage of our author and her husband. New York City investigative journalists, competitors, rivals, wife-and-husband-our heroine's and husband's romance unfolds and survives against an international backdrop of Long Island shady social establishments, illicit Brooklyn gambling dens, influence peddling, questionable journalism ethics, terrorism and hoodlum violence. And, all the while, our heroine, whose story this is, never gives up her quest for social justice, personal redemption, guilt-free dry cleaning, and her own byline.

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Confidential Sources

by Barbara Fischkin

Confidential Sources is a satiric romantic comedy about love, marriage, parenting, journalism, foreign correspondents, international intrigue, autism and ice hockey. Ultimately, it's about how two people make a family, despite the distractions of wars at home and abroad. And how, on shakier ground, they maintain romance, too. Confidential Sources also looks at the fine line between fact and fiction. The protagonists are named Barbara Fischkin and Jim Mulvaney, as in real life, but they are fictional alter egos and the book is prominently labeled as a novel. Although Confidential Sources can be read on its own, it is a sequel to Barbara Fischkin's first novel, Exclusive. She is currently working on a book of narrative nonfiction for which she will follow her son Daniel as he continues to battle autism while entering adulthood and the world of work and community living. She is also the author of Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America.



Early praise for Confidential Sources: "I think this is even better than the last one, by the way. Depth and substance. You pulled it together admirably, with humor and guts. Good going." Peter Eisner, author and Deputy Foreign Editor, Washington Post

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