Author Archive: Philip Caputo
I've written 15 books. My latest is The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean. My first, a memoir of Vietnam titled A Rumor of War, has been published in 15 languages, has sold two million copies since its publication in 1977, and is widely regarded as a classic in the literature of war. My most recent novel, Crossers, was set against a backdrop of drug and illegal-immigrant smuggling on the Mexican border. The Longest Road, a travel/adventure memoir, was published by Henry Holt in summer 2013.
Esquire Classic, a blog by Alex Belth, published this interview with me online, Oct. 24. The Classic Q&A: Philip Caputo
An essay on my thoughts about the upcoming Ken Burns documentary. Vietquake
This link will take you to a podcast of my interview today, 8/14/17, with Leonard Lopate on WNYC, the New York City NPR affiliate. http://www.wnyc.org/story/rumor-war/ Or you can listen to it below (27 min.):
I signed today, July 17, 2017, an option agreement for Acts of Faith with Mad Rabbit Productions, an indie production company based in Toronto and Los Angeles. The goal is to develop a 4 – to – 8 part episodic TV series adapted from my 2005 novel. Mad Rabbit is a joint venture between the […]
An excellent review of SOME RISE BY SIN appeared in this weekend editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/books/2017/06/18/Some-Rise-By-Sin-A-priest-s-struggle-with-a-Mexican-drug-gang-Philip-Caputo/stories/201706180027
Here is a link to a review of SOME RISE BY SIN that appears in the official magazine of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): https://vvabooks.wordpress.com/
SOME RISE BY SIN REVIEWED IN SEATTLE TIMES http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/philip-caputos-latest-heads-deeper-into-mexico-drug-wars/
SOME RISE BY SIN gets a plug at the 1:43 minute mark. http://www.newschannel5.com/talk-of-the-town/bookman-bookwomans-favorite-new-best-sellers.
Conservatives complain (and complain and complain) that there is too much government in our lives. In reality, we live in an age when the corporation, especially those companies in the high-tech, digital sector, dominate. They reign supreme. This link, from the Authors Guild, shows what one famous online retailer is trying to do to my […]
Here is the link to a review of SOME RISE BY SIN that will appear in the print editions of the New York Time Book Review on Sunday, June 25 and is now available online: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/books/review/some-rise-by-sin-philip-caputo.html If the reviews from the Seattle Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kirkus, Library Journal, Booklist, etc. gave the novel an […]