But nothing if not whimsically puckish, Brooklyn, New York-born Lee went on to take his audience at Monday’s Karmiel English Speakers Club Author’s Night through a career which has embraced a degree in Political Science and then three years with the US Army as a translator in Korea.
Next up was sports writing for The New York Times, cabinet making, real estate (estate agency) but self-evidently most important to him has been writing poetry, plays, novels and almost sinfully funny micro-fiction. Indeed, to hear his short pieces for the first time is surely to laugh out loud.
He also explained the background to Mala 19980, a play he has been commissioned to pen about a little known aspect of life at the Nazi Birkenau concentration camp and read a passage from a novel in progress based on the cotton ‘famine’ in Lancashire, U.K. caused by the US civil war of the 1860s.
Warren Lee is seen below with event chairman, Monte Mirbach.
© Natalie Wood (11 August 2015)