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Robert J. Seidman is a novelist and screenwriter. His first novel, One Smart Indian, has never been out of print since its publication in 1977. It is available in paperback from The Overlook Press. His second novel, Bucks County Idyll,was published by Simon & Schuster in 1980.

The new novel, "Moments Captured," will be published by The Overlook Press in November 2012.

In 2008, Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, which Seidman co-wrote with Rob Levi, won three of the most coveted awards for film: Writers' Guild for Best Written Documentary; a George Foster Peabody Award; and the Emmy for Best Documentary. Seidman has written or co-written scripts on Samuel Beckett, Margaret Mead, Henry David Thoreau, American Art of the Post-War era "In Our Times" in the PBS/Channel 4 series "Art of the Western World." He co-wrote the Emmy-nominated "A Life Apart: Hasidism in America."

He is currently working on a novel based on his original screenplay, "The All American Game," a story of a troubled contemporary Seneca who is a talented lacrosse player.

Contact: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman-Schneider Literary Agents, 850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY, 10019. Phone: 212 245-1994, E-mail:

Theresa Collier, The Overlook Press, 141 Wooster St., NYC 10012. Phone: 212 673-2305. E-mail:

For Seidman reading "Moments Captured" on YouTube, go to: