Howard A. Rodman is past president of the Writers Guild of America West; a professor of screenwriting at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts; and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs. Among his screenwriting credits, he wrote Savage Grace, starring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, and August, featuring Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Rip Torn, and David Bowie. He also wrote Joe Gould’s Secret, the opening night film of the Sundance Film Festival. Rodman’s previous novel, Destiny Express, was set in the prewar German filmmaking community. Thomas Pynchon called it “daringly imagined, darkly romantic — a moral thriller.”
Past and Pastiche in Howard A. Rodman’s “The Great Eastern”
Brian Evenson finds Howard A. Rodman’s sprawling, engaging novel "The Great Eastern" “a kind of return to what adventurous literature used to be.”...