James Conroyd Martin

About me

Former teacher of English Literature and Creative Writing; Author of The Poland Trilogy (PUSH NOT THE RIVER, AGAINST A CRIMSON SKY, & THE WARSAW CONSPIRACY, novels set between 1791 and 1831.

My new novel is THE BOY WHO WANTED WINGS. Thumbnail synopsis:
While the Ottoman Empire stands poised to overrun all of Europe at Vienna in 1683, young Aleksy, a Tatar peasant and expert archer, nurtures dreams of becoming a hussar, one of the elite Polish winged horsemen, and of pursuing the beautiful Countess Krystyna, both impossible quests. One day he must choose which dream to pursue.

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