New York Times bestselling author, Sarah McCoy telephoned author John Burnham Schwartz for a conversation about his new book, "The Red Daughter." McCoy was in the studios of WSNC 90.5 FM on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Burnham at his home in Brooklyn, New York.
Schwartz is the bestselling author of five novels, including Northwest Corner, The Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing for the major Hollywood studios, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing. Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son Garrick.
McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of "Marilla of Green Gables" (William Morrow/Harper Collins, October 23, 2018); "The Mapmaker’s Children"; "The Baker’s Daughter," a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee; "The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico"; the novella “The Branch of Hazel in Grand Central"; and "Le souffle des feuilles et des promesses," a French exclusive title. Her work has been featured in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, Huffington Post and other publications. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. The daughter of an Army officer, her family was stationed in Germany during her childhood. She grew up in Virginia and now lives with her husband, an orthopedic sports surgeon, and their dog, Gilbert, in Winston-Salem.