Bill Mesce Jr

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Bill Mesce, Jr. is the oldest of two sons born to the children of Italian immigrants.

A writing contest landed him his first professional writing job doing uncredited work on the screenplay for director Brian DePalma's 1981 political thriller BLOW OUT. Since then, he has worked on a number of film projects, most unproduced or where his work is uncredited.

In the 1990s, Mesce experimented with writing for the stage and had a local success in 1998 with A JERSEY CANTATA, a tribute to the people and places of his New Jersey upbringing.

His first novel, THE ADVOCATE, was published in 2000 to critical acclaim including a starred review in PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY. The WW II-set story of Army lawyer Harry Voss was followed by two equally praised sequels. Mesce has subsequently turned out a number of books ranging from fiction to essay collections to respected academic works.
   Precis (2012)
   Tides (2019)
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