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Born in Minneapolis in 1968, D. László Conhaim's most recent novel is All Man's Land, the story of an ex-slave who seeks justice from the lawman who once owned him. How Paul Robeson inspired the book is a story told in the Introduction. All Man's Land was awarded 2020 Finalist Best Traditional Western Novel, Western Writers of America Spur Awards and is "Maverick" Finalist in the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Awards.
Conhaim's first professional writing credit was a two-part 1986 interview in Los Angeles and Tokyo with Japanese film legend Toshiro Mifune (for Minnesota weekly City Pages). In 1995, Conhaim co-founded The Prague Revue, the longest-running literary journal to serve the community of international writers in Prague. For TPR, he wrote a fictional remembrance of Miguel de Unamuno, “Feeling into Don Miguel,” which Gore Vidal “read with delight” and Alexander Zaitchik (Rolling Stone, The Nation) called “masterful” in Think Magazine. In 1999, TPR Books published his corresponding novel of mythomania in Spain, Autumn Serenade. 2017 saw the publication in hardback of Comanche Captive (Gale/Cengage), called "engrossing" by Kirkus Reviews, and in 2020 Conhaim's own Broken Arrow Press published Comanche Captive in trade paperback and ebook. Conhaim is currently completing the sequel. He lives in Israel.