Broken Irish Optioned for TV Series

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September 27, 2018

Veteran Producer David Streit Has Optioned BROKEN IRISH For TV Series

Veteran producer David Streit has optioned Edward J. Delaney’s novel BROKEN IRISH (Turtle Point, 2011) for a limited television series.

BROKEN IRISH delivers a captivating portrait of 1990s South Boston at the crossroads of the millennium—a place where little distinguishes mob bosses from pillars of industry, the bullied from the bullies, and the pious from the pitiful. In this tough Boston  neighborhood, six lives are about to converge on a time when “Whitey Bulger has evaporated into the ether but his boys still kick around on the street corners…waiting for Whitey’s Second Coming.”

In discussing his plans for the series, Streit said, “Delaney’s hauntingly beautiful characters are challenged to make sense of a world in transition—a proud tribe struggling to preserve its relevance and existence in the face of gentrification and corporate greed. BROKEN IRISH is a complicated, enthralling and satisfying novel ready for transition to the visual narrative of television.”

The novel garnered starred reviews in each of the publishing trade magazines, landed on several “best of the year” lists and went on receive the Editors’ Choice Award from Booklist and the New England Book Festival Grand Prize. Delaney’s latest novel, Follow the Sun, was published in June.

CONTACT: David Streit, streitdavid@me.com, 323-363-9023, www.davidstreitproducer.com

Greenstein Buys, Becomes Publisher at Turtle Point Press

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 “Ruth Greenstein, longtime editor and associate at Turtle Point Press, has acquired the independent publisher, which was founded in 1990 by Jonathan D. Rabinowitz and focuses on new fiction, poetry, memoirs, works in translation and rediscovered classics. The list will continue to be distributed by Consortium in North America and by Turnaround Publisher Services in the U.K. Rabinowitz remains as editor-at-large.

‘Turtle Point Press has been seminal to my life in independent publishing. I couldn’t be happier than to be in the position to carry on this tradition of exceptional publishing. Jonathan’s joie de livres brightens my days and guides my work,’ said Greenstein, who is also the director of Greenline Publishing Consultants. A founding member of the independent editors alliance Words into Print, she has worked in the book publishing industry since 1989, including stints as a staff editor at Harcourt, Ecco and the publishing division of GoodTimes Entertainment.

Rabinowitz commented: ‘Ruth Greenstein and I met nearly twenty years ago when, as an editor at Harcourt, she acquired the paperback rights to one of my first titles, Making It New by Henry Geldzahler. I feel so fortunate to have Ruth succeed me as publisher of Turtle Point Press. She is not only devoted to independent publishing but she is also one of the finest literary editors in the business.'”

New Publisher at Helm of Turtle Point Press

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June 28, 2016

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New Publisher at Helm of Turtle Point Press
Ruth Greenstein Takes the Reins from Jonathan D. Rabinowitz

Brooklyn, NY: Turtle Point Press is pleased to announce that its longtime editor and associate, Ruth Greenstein, has acquired the award-winning independent publisher. Founder Jonathan D. Rabinowitz remains as editor-at-large. The list will continue to be distributed to the trade by Consortium Books Sales & Distribution in North America and by Turnaround Publisher Services in the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1990, Turtle Point Press publishes new fiction, poetry, memoirs, works in translation, and rediscovered classics, and is distinguished by books of elegant design and superior literary content.

Jonathan D. Rabinowitz established Turtle Point Press with a commitment to publishing forgotten literary gems, as well as uniquely delightful contemporary literary writers. Together with its imprints Books & Co., run by former bookseller Jeannette Watson, and the eponymous Helen Marx Books, the small press established a sizable reputation through its stable of notable authors and its consistently well-received titles.

“Turtle Point Press has been seminal to my life in independent publishing,” says Greenstein. “I couldn’t be happier than to be in the position to carry on this tradition of exceptional publishing. Jonathan’s joie de livres brightens my days and guides my work.”

From Rabinowitz: “Ruth Greenstein and I met nearly twenty years ago when, as an editor at Harcourt, she acquired the paperback rights to one of my first titles, Making It New by Henry Geldzahler. I feel so fortunate to have Ruth succeed me as publisher of Turtle Point Press. She is not only devoted to independent publishing but she is also one of the finest literary editors in the business.”

Future projects will introduce more women writers and west-coast writers, as well as broadening the international line to include work that spans the globe. The Spring 2017 list will include: More Than Everything, a post-war memoir set in Kokoschka’s Salzburg and Kahlo’s Mexico by style icon Beatrix Ost, illustrated with photos and the author’s own artwork, Havana without Makeup, an unconventional look at the soul of the city by an insider with decades of unparalleled knowledge, EU Ambassador to Cuba Herman Portocarero, That Crazy Perfect Someday, a near-future tale of calamity and rediscovery featuring a female surfing pro pursuing an Olympic dream, by ace creative director Michael Mazza, Taliban Beach Party, by California poet Eric Howard, moves from parody to prophecy to address 9/11 and its aftermath in the context of Los Angeles history, and Nomadologies, a debut poetry collection that reveals how mobility sustains contradictory existences, by Duke Turkish Studies professor Erdağ Göknar, the award-winning translator of Orhan Pamuk. The following season will showcase new work by poets David Trinidad and Dieter Gräf, novelist Ligia Ravé, and performer Joseph Keckler.

Among the press’s long list of beloved authors are Richard Howard, Julien Gracq, and Lord Berners. In recent recognition from author Daniel Handler for Turtle Point’s book Dresden, Handler tweets, “I salute thee, Lord Berners.” For a complete catalog listing, visit the website. 

About Ruth Greenstein
Ruth Greenstein, publisher of Turtle Point Press and Director of Greenline Publishing Consultants, has worked in the book publishing industry since 1989. She is a founding member of the independent editors alliance Words into Print, and has been a staff editor at Harcourt, Ecco, and the publishing division of GoodTimes Entertainment.

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