– Associate Publisher

JOHN STRAND is a winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Playwriting and is Playwright in Residence at Arena Stage/Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, DC, for the 2014-15 season. Among his works for the stage are The Originalist, Lincolnesque, Lovers and Executioners, Otabenga, Three Nights in Tehran, the musicals Hat! A Vaudeville (book and lyrics) and The Highest Yellow (book), and an adaptation of Musset’s Lorenzaccio. Commieland (Kiwai Media 2013) is his first novel.

“The pursuit of story—gathering, nurturing, passing it along, giving it new life. Story is where the writer’s craft and the reader’s desire meet.”
— John Strand