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‘The Damascus Cover’ Author Howard Kaplan Shares All

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BookTrib.com recently added Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. This week, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy bring us a podcast with Howard Kaplan, author of The Damascus Cover.  Forty years after its release of, Kaplan’s book has recently been turned into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Writer’s Bone talked with Kaplan about his literary journey. An adaptation of Howard Kaplan’s The Damascus Cover has been released 40 years after its initial release, and it is sure making a comeback! Recently, at BookTrib we had the amazing opportunity to speak to Kaplan about his novel and many aspects of its endurance over the years, as well as its journey to the big screen. Now, Howard Kaplan sits down and talks to Sean Tuohy at Writer’s…

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The Endurance of Howard Kaplan, Author of ‘The Damascus Cover’

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Last month, author Howard Kaplan wrote a BookTrib piece about the adaptation of his book, The Damascus Cover, 40 years after its initial release. The book, which had been out of print for decades was recently re-released and is enjoying a renewed success.  BookTrib had the opportunity to chat with Howard Kaplan and discuss the book’s endurance over the last 40 years, the journey to the big screen, what inspired him to write the story and how important reconciliation, the theme of his book, is to the world. BookTrib: The Damascus Cover is the result of a trip you took to Syria in 1971. What about that region made you want to capture it in novel form? HK: That’s exactly correct.…

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After 40 Years, Howard Kaplan’s ‘The Damascus Cover’ Hits Theaters

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If achievement is a mélange of skill, perseverance and luck, along the way I’ve had periods of fierce drive, missed great opportunities and been the recipient of incredible luck. As a result, the film adaptation of my novel The Damascus Cover, starring Sir John Hurt and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will soon hit theaters, 40 years after the book’s initial publication. The novel had a nice run; for three months climbed the Los Angeles Times best seller list and was translated into seven languages. Additionally, it was sold to a publisher in Yugoslavia for translation. When the book was turned over to the Central Committee of the Communist Party for authorization to translate it, permission was denied and the remaining copies…

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