Noah Lukeman

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Noah Lukeman (born November 28, 1973) is an American literary agent, actor, script-writer and author of works about writing and literature. A number of his books are widely used in creative writing programmes. Lukeman also contributes to a number of newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Some of his books have been translated into Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Indonesian.


Lukeman was born in New York City, the son of Brenda Shoshanna, a psychologist and author.[1] After earning a BA in English and Creative Writing at Brandeis University, Lukeman worked for various publishers, including William Morrow and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 1996 Lukeman founded the Lukeman Literary Agency, in which capacity he acted as agent for a number of successful authors. Lukeman has also acted in a few independent films.[2]


Lukeman's writing is diverse in nature. His first published works offered advice and techniques for writers. Since then, he has collaborated with an American general to write about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has written a sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth in blank verse.[3] Lukeman has also written a screenplay, Brothers in Arms, which is set to film in 2010.[3]



  • (1999) The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying out of the Rejection Pile, Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-0-684-85743-5
  • (2002) The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life, St. Martins Press, ISBN 978-0-312-30928-2
  • (2006) A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation, WW Norton (US) ISBN 978-0-393-32980-3, Oxford University Press (UK)


with Michael DeLong:

  • (2004) Inside CentCom: The Unvarnished Truth about the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Regenery Publishing [4] ISBN 978-0-89526-020-8
  • (2007) A General Speaks Out: The Truth About the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Zenith Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7603-3048-7


  • Brothers in Arms



  1. ^ Interview with Noah Lukeman by Catherine Tudor, 2000]
  2. ^ The First Five and Beyond interview by Michael Neff, in Algonkian Workshops
  3. ^ a b MacbethTwo: author details Archived February 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Regenery Publishing author list

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