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Five Amber Beads (2006)


Richard’s debut novel is a journey back into his past.

The Author

Richard Aronowitz began his writing career as a poet, publishing poems in The Independent, The Guardian and many small-press magazines.

His poetry has been widely published and he was shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize.

He was a runner-up in the poetry section of the Bridgeport Prize in 1999 and had a selection of ten poems included in the anthology Anvil New Poets 3 from Anvil Press in 2001.

Life Lessons his first collection of poems, will be launched at the Poetry Café, London on 29th April 2019.

 

Richard's first novel, Five Amber Beads, was published by Flambard Press in 2006. His second novel, It's Just the Beating of My Heart, came out in March 2010.

An American Decade, Richard's latest novel about an emigre German singer at large in the America of the 1930s, was published by Accent Press in March 2017.

 

 

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    An American Decade (2017)

    ‘The sense of place and time is so cleverly done. […] Using popular culture, newspaper reports, letters and Christoph’s first hand experiences the reader is given a vivid and searing view of the times. It is not a comfortable picture and the more Christoph achieves the American Dream, the more the contrasts work so effectively…. Unsettling, perfectly crafted and beautifully written.’
    Linda’s Book Bag
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    An American Decade (2017)

    'A fine novel about an emigre German singer at large in the America of the 1930s, in which Richard Aronowitz displays his characteristic ability to mingle the slow unravelling of ordinary lives with the ebb and flow of world events. I greatly admired it.’
    - DJ Taylor
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    An American Decade (2017)

    ‘…packs a terrific and moving ending. He has done his research into 1930s America and there’s something plausibly selfish about Christoph. His politics are thoroughly decent but the way he treats women is not… [The novel is] about men betraying women, men with secrets and how people with good intentions can hide something truly rotten.’
    David Herman, The Jewish Chronicle
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    An American Decade (2017)

    ‘An American Decade focuses upon some lesser known aspects of the Second World War: Nazism in the US, and the Kindertransport that took Jewish children to safety in other countries. Well written and a compulsive story.’
    Karen Warren, Historical Novel Society Review
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    An American Decade (2017)

    'An expressive, fascinating, and convincing glimpse into 1930's America just before the Second World War. Within Christoph's tale links to the wider world are unchained, a Nazi group in America bully and strut their way across the pages, letters arrive from Germany full of fear and uncertainty. An American Decade, set on the brink of a horrifying history, rattling thoughts and feelings, is a compelling, striking read.'
    Lovereading.co.uk
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Life Lessons.

Poetry Collection
Palewell Press
2019
‚Richard's poetry has been widely published and he was shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize and the Bridport Prize.

Life Lessons, his first poetry collection, will be launched on April 29th at the Poetry Café, London.
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An American Decade

Accent Press
2017
'A fine novel about an emigre German singer at large in the America of the 1930s, in which Richard Aronowitz displays his characteristic ability to mingle
the slow unravelling of ordinary lives with the ebb and flow of world events. I greatly admired it.'

D. J. Taylor, British critic, biographer, novelist. Winner of Whitbread Biography Award 2013, Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2011

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It's Just The Beating Of My Heart

Flambard Press
2010
'This is a quiet novel which progresses at a pace as gentle as a wide brook but with the attached depth of still waters. The narrowing of Stack's existence is handled with both structural clarity and psychological truth, while a potentially annoying narrator who becomes a slave to self-destructive patterns never loses the reader's sympathy.'

Christian House, The Independent

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Five Amber Beads

Flambard Press
2006
Aronowitz knows the art world milieu particularly well having worked as an Impressionist and Modern art researcher at Sotheby's.
Aronowitz uses the same skills to trace the secret provenance of his characters and in doing so infuses them with a greater understanding and a context for their existence.

Christian House, The Independent

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News

»An American Decade« upcoming articles and broadcastings

05-14-2017

Upcoming

» Huffington Post - article coming soon

» Belfast Telegraph - article coming soon

 

Radio & Literary Festivals

» Belfast Literary Festival June 2017 - confirmed guest speaker

 

Articles

» Banned Art - 80th Anniversary of Degenerate Art - Sotheby’s Art Agency Partners magazine - April 25, 2017

http://www.artagencypartners.com/aap-author/richard-aronowitz/

 

» Richard Aronowitz on the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at Sotheby's - on Foyles bookstore blog:

http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Biblio/Detail.aspx?blogId=1631