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Anthony Schneider

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Anthony Schneider has been published in McSweeneys, Conjunctions, Bold Type, Details, US News & World Report, as well as fiction anthologies and other magazines. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the NYU Creative Writing Program, he was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship and was a Pushcart Prize finalist.

His second novel, LOWDOWN, is published by Permanent Press.

His first novel, REPERCUSSIONS, won an Indies Book of the Year Award.

He divides his time between New York and London.


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Anthony Schneider A friend mentioned that he'd read in the news that some New York mafiosi were going to get out of prison soon, after being incarcerated for upwards of…moreA friend mentioned that he'd read in the news that some New York mafiosi were going to get out of prison soon, after being incarcerated for upwards of twenty years... and that got me thinking. What would it be like to be back on the streets of Brooklyn, in the city you call home but have not seen since 1991? What would it be like to have your life, and the woman you love, ripped away from you? And could you ever forgive the people who put you behind bars for a quarter century?

As I started imagining the person, I also started thinking about his star crossed lover and his criminal life before he was arrested and charged with a bunch of crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder. There were, from the start, a lot of threads, love and loss, freedom and liberty, the meaning of forgiveness, the effects of a criminal life and an incarcerated life and, finally, the enduring power of love. (less)
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Just Write: Three Steps Toward the Draft of a Novel

Just write, I told myself. If it interested me, I kept going. I filled a lot of pages, and new characters popped up (and sometimes vanished as quickly as they’d appeared). The individual pieces didn’t cohere, nor were they all related to the same places, events or ideas. But I kept going. I wondered whose story it was, and what it was all about, and then I stopped worrying and wrote a bit more.... Read more of this blog post »
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