David Rocklin grew up in Chicago. He graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Literature. After attending law school, he pursued a career as an in-house attorney and continues to serve as a mediator. He lives in California with his wife and children.
…The sweep of Dr. Zhivago with the Heart of Darkness depth of Joseph Conrad – a staggeringly good book.
- Kirkus Reviews
In colonial India, at a time of growing friction between the ruling British and the restless Indian populace, a Victorian woman and her young Tamil Indian servant defy convention, class, and heartbreak to investigate what is gained—and lost—by holding life still. Suggested by the life and work...Forward
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Literary counterculture is alive and thriving in Los Angeles. Embodying this movement is Roar Shack, a new collective of writers and artists launched in 2012 that brings new voices and gives them a...Forward
Author David Rocklin, discussing his novel, The Luminist, with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library.
Kirkus Reviews raves about David Rocklin’s The Luminist: “An absolute spellbinder. In Victorian-era Ceylon, amidst colonial strife and natural splendor, taboo love unfolds. Debut novelist...Forward
Imagine going to a party and someone is there to take you in hand, guide you though the room, and introduce you to the guests. These introductions increase the odds that even the most timid...Forward
Writers. Who can figure out what the hell they’re thinking?
They lock themselves and their thoughts and their hearts away, in utter isolation. Why? For the hope of being heard, when finally they...Forward
Here at Hawthorne Books, we love our readers and want to provide them with a reading experience that is engaging and interactive. One of the best ways to do this is to reach out to book clubs, which...Forward
Although we may have been hearing jingly pop renditions of “The Little Drummer Boy” for at least a month already, the final countdown to the holidays is officially here now that we’ve hit...Forward