Barry Denenberg began his literary career working in various New York City, Cambridge and Boston bookstores. Subsequent management positions with national retailers and publishing houses convinced him to become a writer.
He ghostwrote reviews for NPR before graduating to history books for young readers.
Now a long-time author and ghostwriter, Barry Denenberg's critically acclaimed non-fiction includes: Voices from Vietnam and Lincoln Shot as well as biographies of Anne Frank, Nelson Mandela, Elvis Presley and Charles Lindbergh. School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews selected his most recent book Titanic Sinks! as one of the best books of 2011.
In the spring of 2009, he founded a manuscript-development company called BD/A—a natural outgrowth of his expertise in ghostwriting and his desire to continue collaborating with the more innovative researchers, editors and designers that he’s met through his last few projects.
One of those projects—probably the one he’d tell you about on a sandwich board or in an elevator if he got the chance—is Another Side: American History Revisited, a collection of hand-crafted, historical short stories that he’s been mulling over for twenty-five years and working on seriously for the past five.
He's married to publisher Jean Feiwel; they have a daughter, Emma, who graduated from NYU this spring, and a chocolate Newf named Holden.