SOURCE: Author Fred Waitzkin

Fred Waitzkin

December 09, 2013 13:07 ET

Public Access Stations Feature Actor Gabriel Byrne and Author Fred Waitzkin in an Extraordinary Conversation About THE DREAM MERCHANT

The Dream Merchant is a masterpiece. A cross between Death of a Salesman and Heart of Darkness, the narrative evokes a pathos that is almost unbearable, an eroticism that can raise a blush, and an adventure story that is as dark as it is compelling. -New York Times' bestselling author Anita Shreve

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - This December, don't miss an extraordinary, intimate and provocative conversation between acclaimed actor Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing) and bestselling author of Searching for Bobby FischerFred Waitzkin. Airing on public access stations around the nation, Byrne and Waitzkin discuss the author's acclaimed new novel, The Dream Merchant (St. Martin's Press).

Waitzkin captivated hearts and minds with his bestselling memoir about his chess prodigy son, Searching for Bobby Fischer. Waitzkin's latest work, The Dream Merchant, is an irresistible mix of adventure and intrigue, a powerful tale about the price of heedless ambition, indissoluble bonds of male friendship, and the powerful nature of love and sexuality. 

Early this year Byrne and Waitzkin sat down at Martha's Vineyard Community Television to discuss the novel for a public access special. Byrne says of the novel, "Brutal, erotic, and poignant. A man's search for self and home in a culture of illusion. Waitzkin's propulsive narrative makes for compelling reading from first page to last. A triumph." 

The conversation, which is almost 30 minutes in length, is airing on over 60 stations across the country including Manhattan Neighborhood Network, St. Paul Neighborhood Network, Denver Open Media, channelAustin, and PhillyCAM. Check for airtimes at local public access television stations. To see the interview online, follow this link:

For a full schedule of stations that will be airing the interview, advance copies of the novel, or information about the author, please contact Clare Hertel at, (505) 474-6783. 

About the Author: Fred Waitzkin is a journalist and author of the acclaimed nonfiction bestseller Searching for Bobby Fischer, as well as the books Mortal Games and The Last Marlin. Additionally, he's an avid blue water fisherman and is an Afro Cuban drummer. You can find more on Fred Waitzkin at and on Facebook at

By Fred Waitzkin
Thomas Dunne Books for St. Martin's Press; March 26, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-25001-136-7
Pages: 304; Price: $24.99; Hardcover

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