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Howard Jay Smith


Howard Jay Smith is an award-winning writer 

from Ojai, California. Beethoven in Love; Opus 

139 is his third book. He taught for many years 

in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and 

has lectured nationally. His articles and 

photographs have appeared in the Washington 

Post, Horizon, the VCEDA News, the Journal 

of the Writers Guild of America, the Ojai Quarterlyand numerous trade publications. While an executive at ABC Television, Embassy TV, and Academy Home Entertainment, he worked on numerous film, television, radio, and commercial projects. He serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Symphony and is a member of the American Beethoven Society. 




Zak Smith is an artist and writer who first came to prominence with his mammoth work Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow. Smith's paintings and drawings are held in major public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The son of the author, he lives and works in Los Angeles.


More information about Zak Smith and his work.


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