THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: AUTHOR AND NOVELIST DAN WAKEFIELD
by Gerry McCarthy
Dan Wakefield is a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter. He is the author of two best-selling novels Going All The Way and Starting Over, which were produced as feature films. His memoir New York in The Fifties was also produced as a documentary film.
Currently, Wakefield is Writer-in-Residence at Florida International University’s Writing Program. A graduate of Columbia University, he has also taught at Boston University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
In addition to five novels, Wakefield has written 11 non-fiction books. Some of these books include: Expect a Miracle, Creating from the Spirit, and How Do We Know When It’s God? Wakefield has also been a Neiman Fellow at Harvard and a grantee of the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in The New York Times magazine, The Nation, Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly and GQ.