The Secret History of Art will be teaching a three-day workshop on writing for publication at the Humanities Faculty of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It will run March 5-7, 3 hours a day, covering fiction, non-fiction books, and articles. It does not so much teach how to write as how to be a writer: the logistics and tactics for acquiring an agent, preparing a successful book proposal, writing pitches to magazine editors, and then preparing your work for success with anglophone readers (who prefer a very different style than is common in central and eastern Europe). We’ve got a full compliment of students this year (last year’s two-day version was fully booked, with a waiting list), and it looks like I’ll be offering this annually. For more information or for future such workshops, visit www.noahcharney.com.
The Secret History of Art – Noah Charney on Art Crimes and Art Historical Mysteries
The Slovenian businessman, Bozidar Novak, has worn many hats. He was one of the first public relations gurus, in the Western vein, to work in Yugoslavia, and he is the head of several successful businesses in Slovenia. He is also a popular columnist and proponent of his hometown, Maribor, which enjoyed the status of European Capital of Culture in 2012. His latest book, “Capital: Adventures in PR, from Yugoslavia to Harvard to the European Capital of Culture” was just released.
2014 POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN ART CRIME AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION
The Secret History of Art’s latest article, among very many you may have noticed, related the Monuments Men film was in The Daily Beast. It imagines Hitler’s planned Fuhrermuseum in Linz, for which he stole thousands of European masterpieces. As an art historian, there is a dark interest in what that museum would have been like, wandering its halls. Take a look here.
My latest article for Esquire is about the real descendants of the Monuments Men in today’s US Armed Forces, who are just as heroic as ever.
My interview this week is with the best-selling living author–in the world right now, the great and often elusive James Patterson. I’ll have what he’s having…
Dear Friends, a new eBook Single edition of my best-selling STEALING THE MYSTIC LAMB has just been released by PublicAffairs: The Fate of the Masterpiece: How the Monuments Men Rescued the Mystic Lamb from the Nazis.