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Kal Wagenheim

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Kal Wagenheim was born in Newark, N.J., in 1935. He is a journalist (formerly with The New York Times and currently editor of Caribbean UPDATE monthly newsletter), author and translator of eight books and 10 plays and screenplays. His biography of Babe Ruth was a Playboy Book Club selection and was adapted for an NBC-TV film. His novel The Secret Life of Walter Mott was published in 2010 by All Things That Matter Press. His biography of Roberto Clemente, first published in 1973, was reissued with new material in 2010 by Markus Wiener Publishers. His one-act plays Bavarian Rage, We Beat Whitey Ford,, Purple Heart and Coffee With God have been produced at various venues in New York and elsewhere. Coffee With God has been published by Dramatic Publishing and is being produced at festivals and schools nationwide. His poetry and fiction have been published in the online literary magazines and His nonfiction articles have been published in The Nation and The New Republic. Wagenheim has taught journalism and creative writing at Columbia University and New Jersey State Prison in Trenton. He is a member of PEN American Center and The Dramatists Guild of America. Film producers may access his screenplays on the website,

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