Jerome Charyn

Jerome Charyn was born and raised on the mean streets of the Bronx. He graduated cum laude from Columbia College. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, Rice, was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the City University of New York and is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the American University of Paris. Charyn is a Guggenheim Fellow and has twice won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. His stories and articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, Esquire, American Scholar, New York Review of Books, New York Times, Ellery Queen and many other publications. Charyn's most recent books are The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, I Am Abraham and Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories. His latest book is A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century.Charyn writes:I was born in the mean streets of the Bronx and have remained a city wolf, dividing my time between New York City and Paris. I grew up reading comic books and watching movies; you can see their influences in my books. I started writing novels at the age of eleven; Amazon carries 50+ titles, fiction and non-fiction.I love Emily Dickinson's poems and William Faulkner's novels. I also love Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," which has the feel of a novel. (I wrote a book about Tarantino, "Raised by Wolves," after the film's release.)My novel "The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson," published in 2010, inspired a community of more than 8,000 Emily Dickinson Facebook fans dedicated to the private poet's place in the 21st century. Dickinson is also the subject of my next non-fiction book, "A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century" (March 2015, Bellevue Literary Press.)I invite you to join me on Facebook for "The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson" or "Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories." Or visit my website: BREAKING NEWS: My eleven cult crime novels featuring New York detective Isaac Sidel have been re-released as eBooks by Open Road. Sidel is known as the "Jewish Philip Marlowe." There's an animated drama TV series in the works. I am always happy to hear from my readers. Write me directly at



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