Gerald Kolpan
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Gerald Kolpan

Gerald Kolpan was born in New York City and grew up in suburban Westchester county. He came to Philadelphia in the 1970's to attend the University of the Arts.

Gerald was a successful illustrator and graphic designer for over a decade and then chucked it all in 1977 to front a rock band. Following that experience, Gerald turned to writing and was soon turning out features for both local and national newspapers and magazines. He was the humor columnist for the Philadelphia City Paper and gained a national reputation as a commentator and reporter for NPR's nightly news program All Things Considered.

On the strength of his radio work, Gerald was hired by WTXF-TV in Philadelphia as their first features reporter, a position he held for twenty years. His work has been seen all over the world on both CNN and FNC and he has received awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press, as well as eight Emmy awards.

In 2009, Balantine Books published his critically acclaimed first novel, ETTA, a fictionalized account of the life of Etta Place, lover of the Sundance Kid. His new novel, MAGIC WORDS, is the story of Julius Meyer, a 13 year-old Jewish immmigrant from Prussia who comes to the United States after the Civil War and becomes the interpreter for America's great Indian chiefs, and his cousin, Alexander Herrmann, destined to become the most famous magician of his time. MAGIC WORDS will be published in May, 2012 by Pegasus Books

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