Jerome Charyn is the author of Big Red: A Novel Starring Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles. “One of the most important writers in American literature” (Michael Chabon), Charyn is the award-winning author of more than fifty works, including The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson. A renowned scholar of twentieth-century Hollywood, he lives in Manhattan.


Biographers and historians always miss the sensual Lincoln, the man who might have visited prostitutes and passionately wooed Mary Todd. Jerome Charyn, the author of I Am Abraham finds the romance in an icon.