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Graham Diamond

Agent: Sharon Jarvis, Nat Sobel
New York City, San Luis Obispo, Ca., New York, United States


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Graham Diamond began writing as a fantasy and science fiction author. He was
born in Manchester, England. His family moved to the United States when he was
a young child. He was raised in New York City, on the Upper West Side, and
graduated from the High School of Music and Art. He attended CCNY in NY, and
the Art Students League of New York.

New for 2012 Chocolate Lenin, a satirical thriller set in near-future Russia. A mad
scientist in a chocolate factory recreates Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and restores him to
life. An elite but quirky security team must end the threat of revolution and
spreading pandemonium.

Says Risingshadow:
'Writing satirical speculative fiction can be a bit difficult, but fortunately there are
authors who can write it and Graham Diamond seems to be one of these authors.
Graham Diamond writes fluently and engagingly about different subjects from
politics to social situations. I'm sure that the author's zany humour will delight

New CHOCOLATE LENIN Review from a renown publisher & poet;

5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Lenin, August 26, 2012

By Rowena Silver "roni" (Califonia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Chocolate Lenin: A Novel (Paperback)
Since I am already a fan of Graham Diamond, after having read Forest Wars some
years ago, it is with much anticipation that I began to read Chocolate Lenin.
Although the title was intriguing, I could not conceive how the author would develop
such a plot. But, with his wit and skill, Diamond carries us along to the dramatic
conclusion. Diamond peoples the book with such richly constructed characters and
literate writing that one comes to accept the premise of this political science -
fiction cautionary tale. Another fine book by an accomplished writer.
-Rowena Silver

Short Biography

A fine arts major, Diamond turned to professional writing in his late twenties and is
now is best known for books such as The Haven (Playboy Press), Lady of the
Haven (Playboy Press), The Thief of Kalimar (Fawcett Books), Black Midnight
(Zebra) and Forest Wars (Lion), Marrakesh (Fawcett), Samarkand, Samarkand
Dawn, (Playboy). He soon turned to other genres; including historical fiction,
thrillers, and later a true story of a Holocaust survivor's family during World War II,
Maybe You Will Survive (Holocaust Press, 1991). Several of his books were
published in the UK by Methuen.

Under the pen name Rochelle Leslie (the names of his two daughters), he authored
Tears of Passion, Tears of Shame, a novel of South Africa set during the Zulu War
of 1879 (Berkeley/Jove) which was subsequently published in Italy, titled, Venuto
De Lontano, (To Come From Far Away) by Mondadori. He also has had various
short stories published in anthologies. In addition to his numerous novels and non
fiction books, he was employed as an editorial artist by the New York Times for
many years, and has also taught creative writing in both New York and California.
He regularly volunteers and lectures at public libraries and schools across the
United States. "So much of my youth was spend studying in libraries," he says,
"they became almost a second home."

Beginning in the autumn of 2008/9 a number of Diamond's novels, beginning with
Forest Wars, The Thief of Kalimar, and Lady of the Haven, were reissued.

His varied hobbies include painting, reading, and volunteer work for numerous
charities. Diamond currently divides him time between California and New York. He
is also working on another novel.

Select bibliography
Captain Sinbad (Fawcett)
Cinnebar (Fawcett)
Marrakesh Nights (Fawcett)
The Falcon of Eden (Playboy)
Beasts of Hades (Playboy)
Outcasts (DAW anthology)

Interests: Fines Arts. History. Politics.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Chocolate Lenin
  • The Thief of Kalimar