Herbert Hadad - Writer
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Herbert Hadad is an award-winning writer and former contributing reporter and essayist for The New York Times. He currently serves as a press officer for the U.S. Department of Justice and teaches writing for the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. He has lectured at prominent universities and appeared at Symphony Space, New York’s renowned performance center. His essays and articles have appeared in several national and regional publications, including The Times, the International Herald Tribune, Parenting, Reader’s Digest, New Choices, Lear’s, Yankee, The Rotarian, New York Daily News Magazine, Salt Water Sportsman, Writers’ Digest, Poets & Writers, The Boston Globe, Northeast, Northeastern University Magazine and Cornell Magazine. His work has also been collected in several books, including The Random House Guide to Writing and Sephardic American Voices: A 200-year Legacy of Literature (University Press of New England).

Among other distinctions: cited for a "notable essay" in the best-selling The Best American Essays 2003, a recipient of The New York Press Club features award, winner of gold and silver medals for magazine writing of the Washington-based Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and received the Editorial Excellence Award from Folio magazine. Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the National Writers Union, the New York Press Club and first vice president of the Society of the Silurians, one of America’s oldest continuous press clubs. In 2007 was honored by the Hudson Valley Writer's Center for 20 years of service and was recently named by Northeastern University, celebrating the centennial of its cooperative education program, as one of its 100 most outstanding graduates. He and his wife live in Pocantico Hills, New York, and have three children.

Some Featured Writing:

An Uncertain Homecoming
A family visit to Syria, the homeland of the author's father, led to this story published in the International Herald Tribune, the global version of The New York Times.

FIRST PERSON; A Producer's Legacy
For every star on Broadway, there's a thousand broken hearts.
After the author's brush with legendary Broadway producer Arthur Cantor, there was 1,001.

Prague Spring
The author and his wife Evelyn, traveled to the Czech Republic to visit their daughter Sara and learned the profound meaning of absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Looking For Mr. Goodbar
Published in The Silurian News, the publication of New York's press organization of veteran journalists, the story tells of the author's solving of the real murder that led to the "Finding Mr. Goodbar" phenomenon.

A Little Visit With a Big Surprise
A family vacation in a tiny Long Island village opened up an entire new world.

Ties That Bind
No one knows for sure what makes a marriage work, but Hadad looked into his own for some answers.

A Thanksgiving Reflection
At the request of a local minister, the author composed a recollection of an early Thanksgiving at his house and delivered it in church. The laughter and applause, he said, was as comforting as the pealing of the bells.
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The Hadads as a young family: back row, Evelyn and Herbert
front row, Charles Aram, Sara Jameela and Edward Salim
outside their home in Pocantico Hills, New York

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