Joseph Olshan is an award-winning American novelist.
He is the author of nine novels, most recently, Cloudland (St. Martin's Press, 2012). His first novel, Clara's Heart, won the Times/Jonathan Cape Young Writers' Competition and went on to be made into a feature film starring Whoopi Goldberg in 1988. In addition to his novels, he has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, including San Francisco Chronicle The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Times, The Observer, The Independent, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Observer, Harper's Bazaar, People Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. Between 1992 and 1994 he was a regular book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. For most of the 1990s he was a professor of Creative Writing at New York University, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses. He is currently Executive Editor of Delphinium Books (distributed by Harpercollins).
Joseph Olshan is published in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press and Berkley Books and in United Kingdom by Bloomsbury Publishing and by Arcadia Books. His work has been translated into sixteen languages. He grew up in Harrison, New York, and New York City and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Cloudland (St. Martin's Press, 2012)
- The Conversion (St. Martin's Press, 2008)
- In Clara's Hands (Bloomsbury, 2003)
- Vanitas (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
- Nightswimmer (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
- The Sound of Heaven (Bloomsbury, 1992)
- The Waterline (Doubleday, 1989)
- A Warmer Season (Bloomsbury/McGraw-Hill, co-pub, 1987)
- Clara's Heart (Arbor House, 1985)
- Fandango: Joseph Olshan Filmography
- AllMovieGuide.com > Clara's Heart > Production Credits
- San Francisco Chronicle, > Review by Joseph Olshan of Night Train to Lisbon By Pascal Mercier, translated by Barbara Harshav > January 6, 2008
- 9th International Literature Festival - Berlin 9th - 19th September 2009 Joseph Olshan - USA
- MacMillan - St. Martin's Press > Joseph Olshan Author Page > The Conversion
- Joseph Olshan Official Website > Bio
- The New York Times > Westchester Bookcase > By Betsy Brown > Sunday, August 30, 1987 > Review of A Warmer Season by Joseph Olshan
- Vermont Public Radio > Interview: Author Joseph Olshan on The Conversion > Friday May 2, 2008 > By Neal Charnoff
- Mayor, Carlos (21/11/2003). "La búsqueda de la verdadera familia". Dos.Dos (in Spanish): 14. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- Mayor, Carlos (21/11/2003). "La búsqueda de la verdadera familia". Dos.Dos (in Spanish): 15. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- Joseph Olshan Official Website
- Audio: Vermont Public Radio > Interview with Author Joseph Olshan on The Conversion > Friday May 2, 2008 > By Neal Charnoff
- Bloomsbury > Joseph Olshan Bio
- Audio: NPR's All Things Considered> Book reviewer Alan Cheuse Examines The Conversion, by Joseph Olshan
- Audio: NPR's All Things Considered> Book reviewer Alan Cheuse Reviews Vanitas, by Joseph Olshan
- Review: Library Journal > Reivew by Jenn B. Stidham of The Conversion by Joseph Olshan