Michael Lederer


Cadaqués is the story of a group of hard-drinking writers and artists in a little fishing village near the Spanish / French border. Cal is an American writer who drinks more than he writes. Layla is a beautiful young English woman interested in literature. One can be too careful in life, or one can be too wild. Where is the line? Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Picasso and other great artists once lived in Cadaqués. Some still follow in those decadent footsteps.

As one character puts it, "No Lost Generation here, darling.  This is Cadaqués.  We are finding ourselves!"

Michael Lederer is among the great American writers. - Die Welt


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Michael Lederer

Michael Lederer was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1956. He grew up in New Haven, Vienna, New York City, and Palo Alto, California. In 1981 he received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Binghamton University in New York. He is a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). He was an original member of TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. Acting roles there included Prince Serpuhovsky in Tolstoy's Strider, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Sigmund Freud in Fräulein Dora.

In the mid 1980s, Lederer lived in a fishing village called La Herradura on the coast of southern Spain. In the months following he wrote his first book, Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore (published Barcelona, 1999). It was also published in Spanish translation as Ya nada dura eternamente. In 2013, PalmArtPress in Berlin republished the book, also in a German translation as Nichts ist mehr für die Ewigkeit.

In 2009, Lederer founded the Dubrovnik Shakespeare Festival in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and remains its Artistic Director. He is co-founder of Safe Haven Museum in Oswego, New York. Lederer's play Mundo Overloadus premiered at New York's PS122 in 2010. His book The Great Game: Berlin-Warsaw Express and Other Stories was published in Berlin 2012. His first full-length novel, Cadaqués, was published by PalmArtPress in February 2014.

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