Off Script with Dan Dwyer: Author Helen Klein Ross

Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist. Her latest novel The Latecomers will be published by Little, Brown on November 6, 2018. Other novels include What Was Mine (Simon and Schuster, 2016) and Making It: A Novel Of Madison Avenue (2013) the first e-book with a digital epilogue which links to online content where readers can explore material created by each character. Helen is also the creator and editor of The Traveler’s Vade Mecum (Red Hen Press, 2016), a compendium of new poems titled by old telegrams sourced from an 1853 book she discovered on Twitter. Over 70 contributing poets include Frank Bidart and Billy Collins.  Helen’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and in The Iowa Review where she won the 2014 Iowa Review award in poetry. Helen spent decades as a writer/creative director at global ad agencies on both coasts. She graduated from Cornell University and received an MFA from The New School. She lives with her husband in New York City and Lakeville, CT.

The Latecomers is a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations.
What Was Mine tells the story of Lucy Wakefield—a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own.
The Traveler’s Vade Mecum is a unique collaboration, an anthology of new poems prompted by old telegrams from an 1853 compendium of the same name, contributed by 67 poets from all over the world.

Making It: A Novel of Madison Avenue is a coming-of-middle age story about a woman and a business (advertising.) It’s sort of like Mad Men thirty years later, from the point of view of an older, wiser, married Peggy Olson.

Off Script with Dan Dwyer: Author Helen Klein Ross
Off Script With Dan Dwyer

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