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A painter flees his religious family in Brooklyn and lands in Europe…. right around the beginning of WWII. As a historical novel, Fugitive Colors offers

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The hardest part about being a writer or an artist is having the inclination but not the talent. Rejection is the deepest of all artistic

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Lisa Barr

It does not escape me that this week’s prize has the word “fug” within its title, but I swear that’s just a coincidence. This week’s

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“Written in bold and emotive strokes like the Expressionist painters and modern artists the novel tributes one can’t help but be deeply moved by this

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Kudos to local author and journalist Lisa Barr — who formerly wrote for both the Sun-Times and Jerusalem Post. Her debut novel, “Fugitive Colors,” has

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Recognizing Excellence Apr 20, 2014

Congratulations to all of this year’s medalists and sincere thanks to the 2,500+ independent authors and publishers who participated. Even if you didn’t win a

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“Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian is developing “Fugitive Colors,” optioning Lisa Barr’s debut novel about the 1930s art world in Paris. The novel, published in

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Degenerate art comes to the surface again with a new movie, museum exhibit and one important book by a Deerfield author. (Winter 2014) If you

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“I’ve been a journalist for more than 20 years, but there was one pivotal moment that changed the course of my career. When I was

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