Carol Felsenthal

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General Information

Name: Carol Felsenthal

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction




Illinois Connection

A native Chicagoan, Felsenthal was educated in the Chicago public schools, the University of Illinois at Urbana. Felsenthal still lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Felsenthal is a journalist who specializes in writing biographies and magazine profiles. Her in-depth magazine articles about numerous political figures have recieved wide acclaim. She is also the author of several highly praised biographies on such high-profile figures as Alice Roosevelt Longworth, S. I. Newhouse, Jr., and Katharine Graham. HBO is scheduled to produce a television adaptation of her biography of Katharine Graham, Power Priviledge and the Post: The Katharine Graham Story. She is a Contributing Editor at Chicago magazine.

In 2005 and 2006 Felsenthal taught Writing Profiles at the University of Chicago - a course that drew on her experience writing magazine profiles of people ranging from Ann Landers to Don Rumsfeld.

Published Works

  • Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant, Seven Stories Press, 2003
  • Power, Privilege, and the Post: The Katharine Graham Story, Seven Stories Press, 2003
  • Princess Alice:The Life and Times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, St. Martin's Griffin, 2003
  • Clinton in Exile: A President Out of the White House, Harper Paperbacks, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Citizen Newhouse: Portrait of a Media Merchant

ISBN: 1888363878
Release Date: 1998-12-08

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Power, Privilege and the Post: The Katharine Graham Story

ISBN: 188836386X
Release Date: 1999-01-05

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Princess Alice: The Life and Times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Vermilion Books)

ISBN: 0312302223
Release Date: 2003-12-31

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Clinton in Exile: A President Out of the White House

ISBN: 0061231606
Release Date: 2009-06-09

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

For speaking engagements contact Felsenthal directly or her agent for speeches:

Arlynn Greenbaum, President

Authors Unlimited

31 East 32nd Street, Suite 300

New York, NY 10016

Phone (212) 481-8484

Fax (212) 481-9582


Literary agent:

Philippa Brophy, President

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

65 Bleecker St.

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 780-1688

Fax: (212) 780-6095


For television/feature film rights, contact:

Jody Hotchkiss

Hotchkiss & Associates, Inc.

611 Broadway, Suite 741

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 253-0161

Fax: (212) 253-0519


External Links

Carol Felsenthal on WorldCat

Carol Felsenthal on Amazon


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