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Michael Walsh
With five critically acclaimed novels, as well as a hit TV movie, journalist, author and screenwriter Michael Walsh has achieved the writer's trifecta: two New York Times best-sellers, a major literary award and, as co-writer, the Disney Channel's then-highest-rated show. The 1998... show more

With five critically acclaimed novels, as well as a hit TV movie, journalist, author and screenwriter Michael Walsh has achieved the writer's trifecta: two New York Times best-sellers, a major literary award and, as co-writer, the Disney Channel's then-highest-rated show. The 1998 publication of As Time Goes By -- his long-awaited and controversial prequel/sequel to everybody's favorite movie, Casablanca -- created a literary sensation; translated into more than twenty languages, including Portuguese, Chinese and Hebrew, the story of Rick and Ilsa landed on best-seller lists around the world. His first novel, the dark thriller Exchange Alley, was published by Warner Books in July 1997. Hailed by critics for its moody depiction of a crumbling Soviet Union - which Walsh covered first-hand as a correspondent for Time Magazine - and a violent, dangerous New York City during the darkest days of the early 1990s, the novel was picked by the Book-of-the-Month Club as an alternate selection. Walsh's third novel, the gripping gangster saga, And All the Saints, was named a winner at the 2004 American Book Awards; even before publication, the movie rights to this fictionalized "autobiography" of the legendary Prohibition-era gangster Owney Madden was bought by MGM. His 2009 novel, Hostile Intent, the first in a series of five thrillers about the National Security Agency to be published by Kensington Books, was an Amazon Kindle #1 bestseller, as well as a New York Times bestseller. The eagerly awaited sequel, Early Warning, will be published in Sept. In the spring of 2002, the Disney Channel premiered Walsh's original movie (co-written with Gail Parent), Cadet Kelly, starring teen idol Hilary Duff of "Lizzie McGuire" fame. Until High School Music, the two-hour film reigned as the highest-rated original movie in Disney Channel history, as well as the Disney Channel's highest-rated single program ever. Walsh is also the author of Who's Afraid of Classical Music (1989) and Who's Afraid of Opera (1994) for Fireside Books, and Andrew Lloyd Webber: His Life and Works, a critical biography of the composer for Harry M. Abrams (U.S.) and Viking Penguin (U.K.), published in the fall of 1989; an updated and expanded edition appeared in 1997. With fellow TIME Contributor Richard Schickel, he is the co-author of Carnegie Hall: The First One Hundred Years, a cultural history of the great American concert hall published by Abrams in November 1987. His most recent book about music is So When Does the Fat Lady Sing?, published by Amadeus Press.
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Birth date: October 23, 1949
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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 2 years ago
Comics that I know of is never this good. Here's some thing honest coming out from me - I stop reading comics after the year 2002. It was then, I had no idea what was going on in the comic world. Who are the great writers of its time (except Geoff Johns because of his writings on The Flash; I never ...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 2 years ago
Got this in a grab bag. Wasn't horrible. It just wasn't great. In fact, it pretty much made me feel like I was right to decide not to jump on the Marvel events.
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 4 years ago
I re-read volume 1 before reading this book because stupid epilepsy ruined my memory. I found upon re-reading volume 1 a lot of little things that added to my enjoyment of the book that I missed the first time reading it (for example, the look of horror on Virginia's face when the bullet misses her ...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 4 years ago
I got this in a set with exclusive variant covers. That means that it's not this cover; just in case someone should read this, I didn't want to confuse them with the Newbury exclusive cover. I also got this box based on the strength of one title: Kim and Kim. I enjoyed that so much that I ended...
TheTick
TheTick rated it 4 years ago
The two volumes of The Vision taken together are an amazing story, that as a whole is profoundly unsettling as only a story about AI gone wrong can be in this day and age. I wish it were longer.
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