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Ken Finkleman

A Stab at Fiction

Ken Finkleman Ken Finkleman walks warily into the French café that he’s chosen for our interview about his debut novel, Noah’s Turn. Offered a handshake, he responds with a cagey fist-bump. The photographer asks to take him across the street for a portrait, where he can get good lighting. Finkleman shakes his head. “That’s not going to work. I know the shot I want.” After a terse exchange, he gets his way.

The maverick TV director, who created and starred in The Newsroom and other irony-laced shows, seems at ease only when he’s clearly in charge. It’s unsurprising, then, that Finkleman has turned to fiction writing, where the author — editors’ suggestions aside — has total control.

Story continues at The National Post


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