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Deborah Copaken Kogan

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Deborah Copaken Kogan is a Jewish, American photojournalist and author. She was born Deborah Elizabeth Copaken in Boston, MA and grew up first in Adelphi then Potomac, Maryland. Kogan attended Harvard University, and worked as a photographer based in Paris, France, traveling to Zimbabwe, Zurich, Afghanistan, Israel, Romania, the Soviet Union and other places. In 1993, she married Paul Mikhailovich Kogan, and worked for ABC, where she won an Emmy for a story on the 1994 Amtrak Train crash, and at NBC during the next several years.
Non fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : The Red Book

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"If you've ever had the privilege of hearing Suzzy Roche sing, you know all about her perfect pitch, her angel's voice, her subtle wit. Her masterful debut novel Wayward Saints (Voice) mines these same prodigious gifts. When Mary Saint, a once-promising indie rocker, is invited to perform in her hometown, where her mother Jean still holds court, the two are forced into a long-deferred reckoning: with each other and with the demons of their past. This is a golden-threaded tale of redemption, of the transformative powers of art, and of the mysteries, pains and sacrifices of love."

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