John J. McKeon

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John J. McKeon grew up Irish in Brooklyn, New York, but always noticed that his family seemed to be full of Italians and his grandparents talked to each other in German. The family also abounded with legends of gangsters, bootleggers and orphan girls trying to make their way through life.

John’s novels and short stories have been shaped by this immersion in the “melting pot,” as well as by his career as a newspaper reporter, Congressional staffer and free-lance business writer.

John graduated from New York University and worked as a reporter for the New York bureau of the Associated Press and the (now-gone) Newburgh, NY Evening News. At the Evening News, he won the New York Publishers Association prize for distinguished local reporting.

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Great plays…but…

Just spent a very rewarding weekend in Shepherdstown, WV, at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. Six plays in 48 hours, including two standouts, for me: “The House on the Hill” by Amy Witting and “Thirst” by C. A. Johnson. Excellent as they were, though, both plays displayed something I seem […]
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