Mitchell James Kaplan's 2010 novel, By Fire, By Water, won numerous literary awards both domestically and abroad. Into The Unbounded Night, a novel of first century Rome and the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, will be out in September, 2020 (Regal House). Rhapsody, a novel about Kay Swift and her 1920s Broadway circle, including her lover George Gershwin, will appear in 2021 (Gallery / Simon & Schuster).
Mitchell received his BA, with Honors in English Literature, from Yale University, where author William Styron encouraged him to become a novelist, and where he won the prestigious Paine Memorial Prize. In addition to writing novels, he travels to industrial facilities around the world to help prevent and curtail environmental accidents, unethical work practices, dangerous activities, and other problems that might affect local and global populations. A licensed private pilot, Mitchell plays classical and jazz flute and lives with his family and their cats in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.