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Roger L. Simon

About Roger

Roger L. Simon is the author of ten novels, including the eight prize-winning Moses Wine detective novels, which have been published in many editions and translated in over a dozen languages. He is also a screenwriter and has written for all the major Hollywood studios, including Bustin’ Loose with Richard Pryor, Scenes from a Mall with Woody Allen and the adaptation of his own The Big Fix with Richard Dreyfuss.  Simon received an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of Isaac Singer’s Enemies, A Love Story in 1989. He taught screenwriting at the American Film Institute and the Sundance Institute and served on the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America.  He is a former president of the West Coast branch of PEN and a former vice-president of the International Association of Crime Writers.  His first non-fiction book – Blacklisting Myself: A Hollywood Apostate in an Age of Terror – will be published by Encounter Books in January 2009. Simon has been blogging since 2003 and is the co-founder and CEO of PJ Media.