Who is Author Barbara Goldowsky?
Barbara Goldowsky is a freelance writer/journalist who has published two books of short stories, two poetry collections, and numerous pieces in literary journals. She was a longtime contributor to the Southampton Press (Press Newsgroup, Southampton, New York) and has contributed short fiction to the East Hampton Star (Newspaper, East Hampton, NY). Barbara was born in Dachau, Germany, and came to the U.S. in 1950. She attended public schools in Chicago and received a scholarship to the University of Chicago. She holds a degree in political science. In 1974, Barbara and her family moved to the Hamptons. In addition to writing, Barbara has worked with arts organizations such as Pianofest in the Hamptons, which she helped found. She was a radio host and producer at Long Island University’s Southampton College station, hosting classical music programs and interview programs with poets and writers. Current project: “Immigrant Dreams,” a memoir of my life as an immigrant.
What’s your latest book all about?
“Peace of the Hamptons” is a collection of short stories by a Hamptons resident without a trust or hedge fund. The stories include humorous observations of the gossip-ridden, scandal-prone glitterati. They address questions you and I may never have to ask, such as “Can you gain custody of your servants in divorce court?” Other tales are poetic meditations on the power of love over death, and the beauty of the Hamptons landscape. Magic realism appeals to the author–the Devil, the Big Bad Wolf, and Sleeping Beauty, and others, make an appearance.
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
I wrote the stories in “Peace of the Hamptons” over several years. Some were published by the East Hampton Star and other journals, some were written when I put the book together. I write because that is my passion and my profession. I am hard at work now on “Immigrant Dreams.”
Where can readers contact you?
I will always respond to emails and you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org