PAUL GRONDAHL

Award-winning journalist and biographer

PAUL GRONDAHL: Times Union reporter, award-winning biographer & teacher

[QUOTE OF THE MONTH]

"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
-- Samuel Beckett



Selected Teaching


Writer-in-Residence. Albany Academies. 2005-2016.

One-day writing workshops, assorted locations.

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Greetings friends and readers:

I hope you are enjoying many hours of reading pleasure this summer. I highly recommend the following books that I've recently read:

-- "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi
-- "Wherever There Is Light" by Peter Golden
-- "News To Me" by Barry Newman

I've wrapped up two recent book commissions, a 100th anniversary history of Russell Sage College and the history of the Albany Guardian Society.

Now, back to my Andy Rooney biography and other projects.

I wish you luck in your writing. And keep reading.

Paul Grondahl



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ASSORTED LITERARY PIECES

-- Here's my link to an appreciation column I wrote after the death at 91 of legendary reporter Shirley Armstrong, who covered courts and was one of the great reporters in the annals of the Times Union. http:/​/​www.timesunion.com/​local/​article/​Trailblazing-TU-reporter-Shirley-Armstrong-dies-4958906.php

-- Here's a link to my column about editing my Times Union editor, Harry Rosenfeld, and his new memoir. http:/​/​www.timesunion.com/​local/​article/​Editing-my-editor-Harry-Rosenfeld-a-legend-in-4822677.php

-- Here's a link to my first-person piece of going on a bike ride with Nobel Prize-winning novelist J.M. Coetzee. It was published in the Times Union on Oct. 12, 2012.
http:/​/​www.timesunion.com/​local/​article/​A-Nobel-novelist-as-cyclist-3944687.php

-- Here's a link to my story chronicling the final chapter in an independent bookstore in Schenectady, the Open Door.
http:/​/​www.timesunion.com/​local/​article/​Bookstore-s-epilogue-or-a-new-chapter-3941285.php

RECENT FREELANCE ARTICLES


-- Read my obituary and appreciation of Adirondack Woodswoman Anne LaBastille in the fall 2011 edition of the Adirondack Explorer. Follow the link to read it online.

http:/​/​www.adirondackexplorer.org/​stories/​2011/​08/​22/​anne-labastille-1933-2011/​


Literary Representation


Daniel Mandel
Literary Agent
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 206-5600
www.greenburger.com