Janis Cooke Newman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Janis Cooke Newman
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materSan Francisco State University
Notable worksMary: Mrs. A. Lincoln, The Russian Word for Snow, A Master Plan for Rescue

Janis Cooke Newman is an American writer. She is known for her novels, Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln (McAdam/Cage 2006, Harcourt 2007) and A Master Plan for Rescue (Riverhead 2015) as well as her memoir The Russian Word for Snow (St. Martin's Press 2001). She lives in San Francisco and is a long-time member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto,[1] a member of The Castro Writers Coop,[2] as well as the founder of the LitCamp Writers’ Conference.[3]

Biography[edit]

Newman grew up in New Jersey and attended San Francisco State University, where she received an MFA in creative writing.[4] She lives in San Francisco and has been a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto since 2007.[5] She has been on staff at the Squaw Valley Writers’ Conference, the LitCamp writers conference, and at the Book Passage Travel Writers Conference.[6]

Critical acclaim[edit]

Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln was one of USA Today Best Books of 2006[7] and a Finalist (for First Fiction) for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.[8] Newman's work has been reviewed in USA Today[9] and People Magazine,[10] and her travel writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln (McAdam/Cage 2006, Harcourt 2007) ISBN 978-0-156-03347-3
  • A Master Plan for Rescue (Riverhead 2015) ISBN 978-1-594-63361-4

Memoir[edit]

Travel writing[edit]

  • "So many wineries, so little time" Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2013.
  • "Hip little Tucson heats up" San Francisco Chronicle , May 5, 2013.
  • "Nolita protects N.Y.'s neighborhood feel" San Francisco Chronicle , October 5, 2012.
  • "Adelaide, Australia: On the hunt for an authentic dish" Los Angeles Times , August 12, 2012
  • "Australia's Byron Bay - like traveling to 1973" San Francisco Chronicle , May 4, 2012.
  • "Upgrading the Outback around Flinders Ranges" San Francisco Chronicle , March 18, 2012.
  • "Missing Don Draper? Get mad about Madison Avenue" San Francisco Chronicle , August 14, 2011.
  • "A culinary walk through Barcelona" Los Angeles Times , April 25, 2011.
  • "Taking the Godfather Tour in Sicily" San Francisco Chronicle , January 16, 2011.
  • "Barcelona by bike" San Francisco Chronicle , November 7, 2010.
  • “In Sicily, a Step Back in Time” The New York Times , September 22, 2010.
  • "Healdsburg: For foodies, a new northern star" Los Angeles Times , July 5, 2010.
  • "Barbados makes the belly happy" Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2009.
  • "In wine country, boccie and wine make a nice pairing" Los Angeles Times , June 1, 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Grotto: Individual Members". Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  2. ^ "The Coop: Our Writers". Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  3. ^ "Litquake and San Francisco Writers' Grotto Announce Lit Camp". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  4. ^ Newman, Janis (2001). The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption. St. Martin's Press.
  5. ^ "San Francisco: Inspiration". Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  6. ^ "Janis Cooke Newman, official author site". Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  7. ^ "USA Today's Best Books of 2006". Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  8. ^ "2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  9. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Russian Word for Snow". People Magazine. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  10. ^ "'Mary': History as tragedy". USA Today. Retrieved 2015-06-10.

External links[edit]