Martyn Burke works in a multitude of worlds, moving between novels, films, and documentaries. He has published six highly acclaimed novels, has recently won the Peabody Award the International Press Academy Auteur Award, and has been nominated for Emmys, Directors Guild, and Writers Guild awards for his feature and television films. He has made award winning television and theatrical documentaries including the Academy Award-short listed Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, and on other topics ranging from traveling carnivals to terrorism.
Martyn Burke’s “Ivory Joe” is the kind of book that reminds you –in case you need reminding—that reading can be tremendous fun. Burke has created a vast, unruly, quintessentially American landscape here, and getting lost in it is an anything but simple pleasure. Prepare to get carried away . . Martyn Burke is a storyteller of lavish generosity - Washington Post