My Latest for Gotham Ghostwriters:
GG Craft Interviews: Raina Lipsitz
by L.M. Archer
Welcome to my monthly series for Gotham Ghostwriters entitled “GG Craft Interviews.”
Each month, I interview a member of the Gotham Ghostwriters’ community about their forthcoming book.
This month, I interview author Raina Lipsitz about her new book, “The Rise of A New Left: How Young Radicals Are Shaping the Future of American Politics.”
Lipsitz’s book showcases rising stars in American politics such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and their visions for the future.
In my interview, Lipsitz delves into her impetus for writing this book, her inspirations, and her creative process:
You have a new book coming out. When is the book due out, and what was the impetus for writing it?
My book, The Rise of a New Left, is coming out on September 27th.
I was inspired to write it because I’d been covering a new generation of political candidates who were challenging old orthodoxies, and I wanted to take a closer look at the leftward shift in U.S. politics. Interviewing people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez —who is, at this point, almost a mythic figure — made me want to dig deeper and paint a more nuanced portrait of who these new leaders are and where they’re coming from.
I also wanted to spend time with and write about not just political celebrities but the people on the ground who are helping to elect candidates like AOC nationwide.
How long did the process of writing the book take, from start to finish?
Over three years, depending on what counts as “start” and “finish.” I was first approached about writing it in early 2019 and it’s coming out in late September 2022. READ MORE HERE.
Link to L.M. Archer’s GG Craft Series interview with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Bob Eckstein here.
Note: In addition to freelance writing and content creation for consumer, B2B, and B2C publications and platforms worldwide, I also ghostwrite. This means capturing the voice of anyone with a compelling life story to tell, then crafting it into words for them.
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