Ronald Goldfarb

Ronald Goldfarb’s law firm has offices in Washington, DC, and Miami. He is a literary agent and the author of 13 books and hundreds of articles and reviews. He worked for Robert F. Kennedy in the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Section. His book about that era, Perfect Villains, Imperfect Heroes, has been optioned for dramatization. For several decades, Goldfarb was counsel to Washington Independent Writers, and is still counsel to AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.


23 entries by Ronald Goldfarb

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…Or not, depending on your politics.

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My vacation reads weren’t serious, but they were seriously good.

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First-time reading experiences can be transportive.

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A call for an Affordable Justice Act.

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The veep nominee bears a striking political resemblance to RFK.

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The Barr v. Berman not-so-merry-go-round.

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W.H. Auden’s report from 1600 Black Lives Matter Plaza

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Recalling the poet’s peaceful power

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A rabbi recalls his years spent teaching alongside the Nobel laureate.

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Evaluating recent releases from two high-profile authors

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A look at Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth

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Recalling a funny memory from the late Marvin Watson

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Journalist/author David Ignatius does it again.

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A trio of thrillers to enjoy as August becomes autumn

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Celebrating one of DC’s finest journalist-authors

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A soliloquy from the previously unborn narrator of Ian McEwan’s Nutshell.

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A look at Kitty Kelley's new book, Martin's Dream Day.

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Much of Maureen Dowd’s brilliance is missing from her latest book.

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These recent releases offer insights into the literary life

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An appreciation and critique of “brand” books

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A new book offers “a good panoramic view” of the politician slain in his prime.

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A look at three new books about the sublime sport

Book Review

The journalist delivers a clever blend of juicy dish and smart sociology in describing the most powerful city on earth.