Joel Rose

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Joel Rose is an American journalist and novelist.


His novels include The Blackest Bird, Kill the Poor, and Kill Kill Faster Faster (published in the UK by Rebel Inc.). He is also the author of the urban historical, New York Sawed in Half

His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Newsday, Marie Claire, Paper, Details, Bomb, Los Angeles Times, and Black Book, among others. He established and co-edited (with Catherine Texier) the literary magazine Between C & D. He has written for several television shows including Kojak and Miami Vice.

Both Kill the Poor and Kill Kill Faster Faster have been made into films and Rose participated in the screen adaptation of the latter. Kill Kill Faster Faster won 'Best International Feature' at the 2008 London Independent Film Festival,[1][2] won 'Best Editing in a HD Feature Film' and 2nd place in 'Best High-Definition Feature' at the 2008 HDFest,[3] and won 'Best Independent Feature Film' at 2008 Charity Erotic Awards.[4]

Rose has edited and co-authored graphic novels for DC Comics, including La Pacifica' (Paradox Press) written with Amos Poe and art by Tayyar Ozkan, and Get Jiro! (Vertigo) written with Anthony Bourdain and art by Langdon Foss. Get Jiro! was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

His work has been translated into twelve languages.

Personal life[edit]

Rose's former literary and romantic partner Catherine Texier documented the decline of their relationship in her 1998 account Breakup. He is married to editor/publisher Karen Rinaldi.


  1. ^ "Film with Lisa Ray comes out on DVD". AIM Magazine. August 8, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Screen South Supported Talent Win At London Independent Film Festival". April 24, 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "HDFest 2008 awards". HDFest. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Prashant Singh (April 19, 2009). "Lisa Ray gets bold and experimental". Mail Today (India Today). Retrieved May 26, 2011. 

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