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Anne Bernays: Author, Journalist, Educator

Anne Bernays:  Author, Journalist, Educator

 

 

Introduction to Anne Bernays.  3:34 min. Interview:  Raymond Elman. Camera:  Lee Skye.  Video Editor: Celeste Reynolds.  Production:  Gabriella Pinos.  Music:  Carmen Cicero.

 

A novelist, journalist and educator, ANNE BERNAYS has been writing for over 40 years.

Born and raised on the east side of New York City, Bernays would read everything that she could get her hands on. She attended Barnard College in 1950, later working for the now-defunct literary magazine Discovery and as an assistant editor for Houghton Mifflin.

It was then, after reading “lousy manuscripts all day,” Bernays decided to start her career as a novelist.

She published her first 10 short stories as her personal life grew busier; she married writer Justin Kaplan in 1954 and gave birth to her first daughter Susanna soon after. Bernays hasn’t stopped writing since, with a career spanning 10 novels, two non-fiction books co-authored by her husband, and a handbook for fiction writers co-authored with short story writer Pamela Painter.

In 1980, Bernays also began her journey as a writing professor at Harvard University. To this day, she continues to educate young minds as a professor of creative writing at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

Bernays currently lives in Cambridge and Truro, Massachusetts.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 2 to 6 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY: 2:33 min.

Has the process of writing gotten any easier for you over the years?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:   2:43 min.

Who are your role models and influencers?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE:  3:53 min.

Talk about some of your books.

 

COLLABORATION:  5:53 min.

Talk about your collaborations with your husband, Justin Kaplan.

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  2:10 min.

When was the last time you participated in the Miami Book Fair?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  1:51 min.

Describe a challenging situation with a successful outcome.