I am a great believer in the power of the written word.
I spent twenty years as a journalist and foreign correspondent, witnessing history unfold on five different continents, and I have spent the past twenty years writing books about renowned pioneers and creators, from Gerard Depardieu to Robert Mondavi to A.P. Giannini, the founder of the
I am a great believer in the power of the written word.
I spent twenty years as a journalist and foreign correspondent, witnessing history unfold on five different continents, and I have spent the past twenty years writing books about renowned pioneers and creators, from Gerard Depardieu to Robert Mondavi to A.P. Giannini, the founder of the Bank of America and the godfather of the digital revolution that the BofA set into motion, via the Visa card.
In 2005, to take the process further, I created Val de Grace Books, a publishing house devoted to creating books of exceptional beauty and significance. Our core mission is helping companies, authors and artists showcase their talents and histories and do so in a vivid, brand-enhancing manner. To that end, we work with a true icon and the dean of American book design: Milton Glaser. To see what we do and how we do it, please see: www.valdegracebooks,com.
And now Val de Grace Books is entering an exciting new phase. Through the art of photography, we are putting a brilliant spotlight on subjects of deep social and cultural significance. A case in point: Mark Tuschman's photo expose "Faces of Courage," bringing world attention to the millions of young women in developing countries who are being deprived of education, health care and other basic human rights that we in the West take for granted. The book, funded in part by Kickstarter, will be a testament to the courage and dignity of these young women and a call for international action on their behalf. I cannot imagine a more worthy effort. Come join the cause!
Another important book we are doing is "Heroes of The Harvest," Kurt-Inge Eklund's photographic tribute to the Latino community of California Wine Country, the men and women who constitute the true backbone of the American wine industry. Through his art, Kurt-Inge gives them a fitting salute.
To see what else we're doing, and our guiding spirit, please join us at: www.valdegracebooks.com.
Founder and President @ Our mission is to work with corporations and individuals to create signature books that showcase their history, values and work in an exciting, credible and substantive way. To see what we do, plus our list of clients, please visit us at: www.valdegracebooks.com. For more information on my personal background, you might get a kick out of this: www.paulchutkow.com. From June 2005 to Present (10 years 7 months) Mentor, Publisher @ One of my greatest joys is teaching and mentoring other writers.
Writing well is not easy but it is not rocket science either, and I believe that with a little bit of instruction and coaching most everyone can learn how to express themselves in ways that are both effective and deeply meaningful. I began teaching at a women's continuing education program at the American College of Paris, and since then I have taught writing and reporting at U.C. Berkeley, Cal State East Bay and Napa College. Now, though, I prefer to work with aspiring writers on a one-to-one basis, giving them the personal tools and guidance they need.
In 2010, I went a giant step further: I created Silverado Books, to help my finest authors get their books into print and into the eager hands of the reading public. The result? I won't crow. Come see for yourself at: www.silveradobooks.com. And if you need this kind of help, please come talk with us. We have a terrific team of mentors, editors, and book designers who are eager to help you! From September 2010 to November 2014 (4 years 3 months) Contributor @ One of my specialties is the art of the profile. For almost two decades, I was a regular contributor to Cigar Aficionado, where I wrote in-depth cover profiles of people like Jeff Bridges, John Travolta, Pierce Brosnan, Laurence Fishburne, Whoopi Goldberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more. Writing profiles of this kind naturally led me to writing full-scale biographies of renowned artists, creators and business leaders. From 1992 to 2010 (18 years) Contributor @ Throughout the 1980s, as a freelance writer based in Paris, I was a regular contributor to the Sunday New York Times. For The Times, I wrote travel stories from France and Italy, and I had the privilege of meeting and profiling people like Tom Cruise, Oliver Stone, Louis Malle, Gerard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, and many of France's other great film actors and directors. Those profiles led to the biography I wrote of Gerard Depardieu, and I tell some of the back story of those Paris years in my latest book, "Zelda, The Queen of Paris." From 1980 to 1995 (15 years) Roving Foreign Correspondent @ The Statesman has a long and distinguished history on the Asian subcontinent. For 14 years, based in Paris, I wrote about Europe and Africa for The Statesman. It was a happy relationship, stemming back to the tumultuous years I spent in India at the start of my career. From 1980 to 1994 (14 years) Foreign Correspondent, Associated Press @ Throughout the 70s, I worked as a correspondent for the AP, first in Baltimore and New York and then in New Delhi, India and Paris. Politics, economics, diplomacy, U.N. agencies -- I covered it all, but my abiding passion was always art, film and culture. And for those, Paris, of course, was heaven! From 1970 to 1980 (10 years)
BA, MA, Baltimore and Bologna, Italy, Writing @ The Johns Hopkins University From 1965 to 1971 Highland Park High School, Highland Park, Ill. From 1961 to 1965 Paul Chutkow is skilled in: Writing, Editing, Mentoring, Books, Publishing, Public Speaking, Teaching writing and journalism, Ghostwriting, Managing Book Design & Production, Journalism, Research, Storytelling, Editorial, Magazines, Film
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