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Raphael Rosen

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I aim to tell stories that I would want to read: fun, page-turning, and filled with characters I care about. I have no strong allegiances to genre; my writing is a mix of mystery, suspense, and literary. I prefer to write novels but I enjoy writing and reading short stories as well as non-fiction histories.

My life’s work is not writing, but as a clean energy entrepreneur building Carbon Lighthouse.

I believe, as Faulkner said, that the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself alone make good writing.

My most recent novel, Sink, draws heavily from my professional and personal experiences. I have worked at hedge funds and small businesses for a decade, and I spent a year in 2007-8 living in Buenos Aires, at the time Sink is set. I pu
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Raphael Rosen Fun question, Doni. A few answers:

1. I had the idea of Celeste (Esther) about eight years ago while writing a previous novel about Sol Van Rensselaer-…more
Fun question, Doni. A few answers:

1. I had the idea of Celeste (Esther) about eight years ago while writing a previous novel about Sol Van Rensselaer-Kauffman, her brother. Sol is an academically-inclined type and I'd envisioned his older sister as a business-minded, hard-nosed lady. I wanted to continue writing about the Van Rensselaer-Kauffman family and Celeste was the character I most wanted to write about. In my head she worked in finance which made her the natural heroine for "Sink."

2. I enjoy the challenge of writing from a female perspective. It often forces my writing to be more deliberate, and I appreciate that discipline.

3. Finance in my experience is indeed a "bro-centric" world as you call it, but there are all types of people in finance and Celeste and Ana seemed like a powerful pair who could easily make it big. It was definitely more fun to write about them than to write about banker stereotypes which would have been at once more cliché and also less interesting and duller to write.(less)
Raphael Rosen If you love it, do it. Don't put it off to some mythical day when you have time.

Also, read "On Writing" by Stephen King. It's a lovely, inspiring book…more
If you love it, do it. Don't put it off to some mythical day when you have time.

Also, read "On Writing" by Stephen King. It's a lovely, inspiring book from a prolific writer who had to fight hard to earn his well-deserved fame.(less)
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NYC Book Reading

I'll be doing an intimate book reading for Sink in New York City on December 20th.

Details:
410 Riverside Drive, Apt 43
New York, NY 10025
Sunday, December 20
7:30 pm
At the home of Professors Geraldine Downey and Niall Bolger

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“that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
Alfred Tennyson, Select Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson




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