Lary Bloom is an author, columnist, editor, teacher, playwright and lyricist. His eight books include The Writer Within, Letters From Nuremberg (with Christopher J. Dodd), The Test of Our Times (with Tom Ridge), and Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook. He is at work on a biography, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas, to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and with Israeli conductor Itay Talgam on The Ignorant Maestro, a leadership book, to be published by the Penguin Group in 2015.
His columns have appeared in the New York Times, Connecticut magazine, the Hartford Courant and other publications. He and Suzanne Levine founded Writing at the Mark Twain House and, with novelist Wally Lamb, Praiano Writers, a program on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. He has taught writing at Fairfield University, Trinity College and Wesleyan University. His plays include Wild Black Yonder, Worth Avenue and the musical A Woman of a Certain Age.