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Novelist Spotlight #49: International financier turns to fiction to tell tales of dark money and global politics Novelist Spotlight

    • Fiction

Jay Newman, a former hedge fund portfolio manager who spent 40 years involved with international finance, has authored the new novel “Undermoney,” part of a three-book deal with Scribner. With cameo appearances by Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, the novel offers a fictionalized account of the very real instances of the moral turpitude and financial skullduggery swirling around the ultra-rich and politically powerful governments.We discuss: >> The initial impulse to write>> Inking the book deal>> The epigenetics of money and power>> Fictionalizing true events>> The final editing process>> Doping-out a series of book titles>> Tom Wolfe and “Bonfire of the Vanities”>> Etc. Learn more about Jay Newman here: https://jaynewman.com/author Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and three yet-to-be-published manuscripts, including “Family Recipes: A Novel about Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

Jay Newman, a former hedge fund portfolio manager who spent 40 years involved with international finance, has authored the new novel “Undermoney,” part of a three-book deal with Scribner. With cameo appearances by Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, the novel offers a fictionalized account of the very real instances of the moral turpitude and financial skullduggery swirling around the ultra-rich and politically powerful governments.We discuss: >> The initial impulse to write>> Inking the book deal>> The epigenetics of money and power>> Fictionalizing true events>> The final editing process>> Doping-out a series of book titles>> Tom Wolfe and “Bonfire of the Vanities”>> Etc. Learn more about Jay Newman here: https://jaynewman.com/author Novelist Spotlight is produced and hosted by Mike Consol, author of “Hardwood: A Novel About College Basketball and Other Games Young Men Play,” and three yet-to-be-published manuscripts, including “Family Recipes: A Novel about Italian Culture, Catholic Guilt and the Culinary Crime of the Century,” “Lolita Firestone: A Supernatural Novel,” and the short story collection “Love American Style.” Write to him at novelistspotlight@gmail.com. We hope you will subscribe and share the link with any family, friends or colleagues who might benefit from this program.

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