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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tom Mayer, Broken Arrow Press, 612-708-8448 Email: tom@brokenarrowpress.com Paul Robeson-inspired Novel Wins Will Rogers Medallion Award “. . . a book that should be read in classrooms and community book clubs,” writes ThyBlackMan.com. FORT WORTH, TX, FEB. 6th—David Laszlo Conhaim’s Paul Robeson-inspired western novel ALL MAN’S LAND has won bronze “Maverick” in the prestigious Will Rogers Medallion Awards. “Western Mavericks is our newest category,” reads the program from the 17th annual event. “It was added for one-of-a-kind books that for one reason or another stand nobly apart—just as Will himself did.” Named for the famed humorist, performer, and columnist who is honored with a bronze statue in the U.S. Capitol, The Will Rogers Medallion is awarded not only for the quality of the fiction, but for a book’s “strong content, excellent production values, and enduring interest.” In presenting the award, host and WRMA founder Charles Williams said, “David accomplished this task with style, suspense and a unique plot.” Paul Robeson, whose life and legacy Conhaim reimagines and transfers to the Old West in All Man’s Land, was an African-American star of stage and screen, a singer, athlete, and a global champion of social and racial justice. “Set in turn-of-the-century Wyoming,” writes black cowboy expert Prof. Michael Searles in Roundup Magazine, “All Man’s Land personifies [Paul] Robeson in the character of Benjamin Neill, Civil War hero, a learned man, a masterful singer, a political progressive, a man of the people and a prophet . . .” In 2020, the novel placed Finalist Best Traditional Western Novel in the Western Writers of America’s annual Spur Awards: “We are honored to add [Conhaim] to this list of the most distinguished Western authors in America”—a list that includes Larry McMurtry and Tony Hillerman. In 2005, Conhaim—a Minnesota native—moved to Israel, where he operates a communications consultancy providing English-language services and training to both business and government. He has also worked as a corporate spokesperson and emceed events for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce. Conhaim is available for interviews and appearances by remote. All inquiries and review copy requests to Tom Mayer: tom@brokenarrowpress.com Author website: dlaszloconhaim.com
  2. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tom Mayer, Broken Arrow Press, 612-708-8448 Email: tom@brokenarrowpress.com U.S.-ISRAELI AUTHOR WRITES ACCLAIMED WESTERN NOVEL INSPIRED BY SINGER AND ACTIVIST PAUL ROBESON “…a book that should be read in classrooms and community book clubs,” writes ThyBlackMan.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Dec. 1—David Laszlo Conhaim’s Paul Robeson-inspired western novel ALL MAN’S LAND has placed Finalist Best Novel in the 2020 Western Writers of America Spur Awards and “Maverick” Finalist in the prestigious Will Rogers Medallion Awards. Writes the Western Writers of America Association, “We are honored to add [Conhaim] to this list of the most distinguished Western authors in America”—a list that includes Larry McMurtry, Tony Hillerman, and Elmer Kelton—while the Will Rogers Medallion Awards dubs the indie-published ALL MAN’S LAND a work of “strong content, excellent production values, and enduring interest.” Paul Robeson, whose life and legacy Conhaim reimagines and transfers to the Old West in ALL MAN’S LAND, was an African-American star of stage and screen, a singer, athlete, and a global champion of social and racial justice. ALL MAN’S LAND is the chronological finale in a trilogy begun with Conhaim’s 2017 release Comanche Captive, originally published by Cengage’s Five Star imprint, and now in paperback and ebook from Conhaim’s own Broken Arrow Press. A direct sequel to Comanche Captive will publish in 2021. In 2005, Conhaim—a Minnesota native—moved to Israel, where he operates a communications consultancy providing English-language services and training to both business and government. He has also worked as a corporate spokesperson and emceed events for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce. ALL MAN’S LAND tells the story of an ex-slave who seeks justice from the lawman who once owned him. “Set in turn-of-the-century Wyoming,” writes Prof. Michael Searles in Roundup Magazine, “ALL MAN’S LAND personifies [Paul] Robeson in the character of Benjamin Neill, Civil War hero, a learned man, a masterful singer, a political progressive, a man of the people and a prophet…” Due to Covid 19, the WWA Spur Awards event to be held in Rapid City, SD, was cancelled. The WRMA’s awards ceremony, where the winners will be announced, has been rescheduled for February 2021 in Fort Worth, TX. CONHAIM IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS AND APPEARANCES BY REMOTE. ALL INQUIRIES AND REVIEW COPY REQUESTS TO TOM MAYER: TOM@BROKENARROWPRESS.COM AUTHOR WEBSITE: DLASZLOCONHAIM.COM
  3. Author: D. Laszlo Conhaim Title: ALL MAN'S LAND ISBN 978-0-9843175-1-6 Publication date: 15 June 2019 Website: https://www.dlaszloconhaim.com/all-man-s-land A Lost Giant, Reimagined With his new historical novel, ALL MAN’S LAND, D. Laszlo Conhaim mounts a vigorous tribute to Paul Robeson—singer, actor, activist, lawyer, athlete, author. A renaissance man who for five decades sang and spoke to the world, today this titan of the 20th century is all but forgotten. Mostly fiction, but combining elements of memoir and biography, in All Man’s Land Conhaim rediscovers his own manuscript of thirty years ago that speaks volumes to today’s America. It’s the story of Benjamin Neill, a former slave and decorated Civil War hero who rides into a frontier town with a sack of books, a gift for song, and a powerful message. Here is a modern take on the singing cowboy—only Benjamin Neill is as able with a spiritual as he is with a Hebrew chant. Those who don’t know him, fear him. Those who know him, fear him even more. By his trials, we will know him. All Man’s Land is a uniquely American story about the fight for racial and social justice. D. Laszlo Conhaim was born in the United States and lives in Israel. Besides All Man’s Land, he is also the author of Comanche Captive (Gale/Cengage, 2017), about a former Indian captive’s struggle to reunite with her Comanche-born son. His first professional writing credit was a two-part 1986 interview in Los Angeles and Tokyo with Japanese screen legend Toshiro Mifune (for Minneapolis’ City Pages), followed by an interview with frequent costar Tatsuya Nakadai for USC’s Daily Trojan. In 1995, Conhaim co-founded The Prague Revue, the longest-running literary journal to serve the community of international writers in Prague. For TPR, he wrote a fictional remembrance of Miguel de Unamuno, “Feeling into Don Miguel,” which Gore Vidal “read with delight” and which Alexander Zaitchik (Rolling Stone, The Nation) called “masterful . . . a first-rate piece of writing by any standard” in Think Magazine. Contact: https://www.dlaszloconhaim.com/contact
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