Tim O'Brien, an award-winning journalist, is writing a series of historical thrillers for Random House that are set in the years after the Lincoln assassination. The first of these novels, The Lincoln Conspiracy, a tale of murder, intrigue and riddles in post-Civil War Washington, was published last September.
Tim is also the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post where he oversees all of the site's original reporting efforts. Tim edited a ten-part series about severely wounded war veterans, "Beyond the Battlefield", for which The Huffington Post and its senior military correspondent, David Wood, received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2012.
Prior to joining the HuffPost in early 2011, Tim was an editor and reporter at The New York Times. Tim helped oversee a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. The Times series that emerged from that work, "The Reckoning," was also a winner of a 2009 Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism.
Prior to becoming Sunday Business editor at The New York Times in 2006, Tim was a staff writer with the Times. Among the topics and people he has written about for the paper are Wall Street, Russia, Manhattan's art world, cybercrimes and identity theft, geopolitics, international finance, digital media, Hollywood, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering, gambling and white-collar fraud. He was part of a Times team that won a Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in 1999.
Tim has also worked for The Wall Street Journal, Talk Magazine and National Geographic. He has a B.A. cum laude in Literature from Georgetown University, an M.A. in U.S. History from Columbia University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia University. He has lived and worked in Europe, South America and Asia.
A former journalist, James Solomon is a film and television writer/producer drawn to material based on fact - in particular, true stories we think we know.
James wrote the screenplay for The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford. Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline and Tom Wilkinson, the legal thriller tells the strikingly little known story of Mary Surratt, accused of conspiring to murder President Lincoln, his Vice President and Secretary of State, and the Union war hero who attempts to save her. Eighteen years in the making, Roadside Attractions released The Conspirator in April 2011. James' screenplay won the 2012 Humanitas Prize for Feature Film.
Previously, James was a lead writer and Executive Producer of ESPN's critically acclaimed mini-series about New York City in 1977, "The Bronx is Burning," which starred John Turturro (as former Yankees' manager, Billy Martin) and Oliver Platt (as its owner, George Steinbrenner).
James began his screenwriting career as a staff writer on several television series including the Emmy Award-winning "The Practice" and Sidney Lumet's "100 Centre Street." His current projects include writing/directing a hybrid feature based on the infamous death and anonymous life of Kitty Genovese, The Witnesses.
James is a graduate of Harvard College and was a directing fellow at the American Film Institute. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children, Mena and Lincoln.