Raymond van Over
Washington,, District of Columbia, United States
Raymond van Over is the author and editor of over thirty books with
mainstream publishers (Harper&Row, Penguin, Macmillan, New American Library,
etc.). His books range from novels and general fiction, including true crime, fiction
for young adults to folk tales, biography, psychology, and scholarly studies of
myths. He has also been a ghostwriter for many books, including memoirs
and general fiction.
His writing credits include screenwriting--both feature films and
documentaries--including the Academy Award nominated "A Portrait of Giselle"
and "Tosca" for ABC-TV/Wishupon Productions. For years he was a script-doctor
and story analyst for independent and major film studios (Universal, Fox, and
Columbia Pictures). He was the recipient of the 2017 Kaplan New Play Competition,
for his play, Bruno.
For several years, Raymond van Over taught at New York University and
Hofstra University. He has traveled the globe -- the U.S. and Europe, Latin
America, Africa and Asia -- spoken before many audiences and professional
societies including MENSA, The New York Psychological Association, and the
World Congress of Religions. He has also appeared on numerous television and
radio programs, such as The Dick Cavett Show, Straight Talk, PBS-TV Specials,
The Barry Farber Show, Margaret Truman's Radio Show, etc.
He lived for years in Spain, England, and France. In addition to a
traditional education in the U.S., he received a certificate in Ancient History and
Early Literature from Wolsey Hall, Oxford, and studied French Civilization and
Literature at the University of Paris, Sorbonne.
His varied interests include the Japanese game of GO, flying single engine
airplanes, painting, and baroque music. He lives in Boston and Cape Cod.
Interests: See bio.
Published writer: Yes