Sunday, August 05, 2007

What is Sharon Waxman reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Sharon Waxman, author and journalist.

She is working on a book about the tug-of-war over antiquities pitting Western countries and their great museums against the developing countries seeking restitution of ancient artifacts. The book, tentatively titled, Stealing From the Pharaohs, will be published by Times Books. Her recent reading has been guided by this project; read on to see what books accompanied Waxman on her recent research trip.

Waxman has been a New York Times correspondent for Hollywood based in Los Angeles, a post she has held since the end of 2003. She is the author of Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors And How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System (2005), about the emergence of a new generation of writers and directors in the 1990s, making landmark films in a corporate-run Hollywood.

Writers Read: Sharon Waxman.

--Marshal Zeringue