To book Glenn for media interviews or future book events, please contact Stephen Weil at Farrar, Straus & Giroux:

The virtual book tour for Shooting Midnight Cowboy has launched! We'll post more links to these book talks closer to the dates:


Tues., April 6, 7pm (Eastern), via Dearborn (MI) Public Library and Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, in conversation with Jim Burnstein, director of screenwriting program at University of Michigan.
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Sun., April 11, 2pm (Central), via San Antonio Book Festival, in conversation with Adam Rocha, founder and executive director of the San Antonio Film Festival. Registration Link

Mon., April 12, 7pm (Eastern), Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY., in conversation with author & film studies professor Foster Hirsh  Registration Link


Sat., April 17, 6 pm (Pacific), via L.A. Times Festival of Books, panel discussion led by film critic Elvis Mitchell along with authors Mark Harris and Melissa Maerz.  Registration Link

Tues., April 20, 4:30 pm (Eastern) via Moment Magazine Zoominar, in conversation with Rebecca Prime, author and film studies scholar.

Thurs., April 22, 7 pm (Eastern), via Massanutten Public Library, Harrisonburg VA in conversation with librarian Michael Evans.

Registration Link

Wed., April 28, 5pm (Eastern), The Coffee House Club, New York NY, moderated by author and film studies professor Foster Hirsh, Link to come.

NEWS ALERT: Read Charles Kaiser's Recent Review in The Guardian


Click here to read the entire review

"Shooting Midnight Cowboy review: the decade's first essential cultural history

Glenn Frankel’s book examines much more than the making of a film – it paints a portrait of an era"

By Charles Kaiser

Sunday March 21, 2021

"This tremendous volume offers the most detailed explication of how a movie is made that I have ever read. But Glenn Frankel’s book is much more than the story of a landmark film from 1969. Its many pleasures include a splendid cultural history of mid-20th-century Britain and New York, a concise account of the Hollywood blacklist and a brilliant double biography of the two closeted gay men most responsible for the creative energy of the movie, which is not just Frankel’s subject, but his inspiration.

"When Frankel praises Schlesinger for his “natural curiosity, humor” and “keen eye for quirky stories and intriguing characters”, he could be talking about himself. A Pulitzer-winning reporter for the Washington Post and the author of books about High Noon and The Searchers, he is a tireless researcher and a thoughtful analyst, two qualities essential for good nonfiction. But what takes this book from good to great is his graceful writing and the intelligence he brings to everything he examines.....

"It’s the first essential work of cultural history of the new decade."


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