Harvey Havel

Biography

HARVEY HAVEL
Author

Harvey Havel is a short-story writer and novelist. His first novel, Noble McCloud, A Novel, was published in November of 1999. His second novel, The Imam, A Novel, was published in 2000.

Over the years of being a professional writer, Havel has published his third novel, Freedom of Association. He worked on several other books and published his eighth novel, Charlie Zero's Last-Ditch Attempt, and his ninth, The Orphan of Mecca, Book One, which was released last year. His new novel, Mr. Big, is his latest work about a Black-American football player who deals with injury and institutionalized racism. It’s his fifteenth book He has just released his sixteenth book, a novel titled The Wild Gypsy of Arbor Hill, and his seventeenth will be a non-fiction political essay about America’s current political crisis, written in 2019.

Havel is formerly a writing instructor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He also taught writing and literature at the College of St. Rose in Albany as well as SUNY Albany.

Copies of his books and short stories, both new and used, may be purchased at all online retailers and by special order at other fine bookstores.

Where to find Harvey Havel online

Books

Harvey Havel's Blog, 2005 - 2010: A Collection of Essays on Politics, Literature, War, and Sex
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 136,180. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2019. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Political
Harvey Havel's Blog, 2005 - 2010: A Collection of Essays on Politics, Literature, War, and Sex
A Rumination on the Role of Love during A Condition of Extreme Conservativism and Extreme Liberalism
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 49,040. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Literature
A non-fiction political essay about the application of the absolutes of love, as pondered in the philosophies of Plato, and their unique application by great leaders, such as Gandhi, MLK Jr., and Einstein during turbulent and vitriolic political conditions, such the extreme polarization of political ideologies, that currently confront the United States in our present day.
The Wild Gypsy of Arbor Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 56,130. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This novella is literary fiction and should appeal to those who are interested in general fiction and romance within the inner-city. Also to crack addiction and drug dealing in urban settings. The book takes place in Albany, New York, in a neighborhood here called Arbor Hill. The story’s main character is a student of Trinity College in Hartford (CT) who hails from rural New Hampshire.
Mister Big
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 170,490. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Sports
A story about a Black American football player and his recovery from a devastating injury.
The Orphan of Mecca, Book Three
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 61,880. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Orphan of Mecca discovers a fast friend in a Jewish painter.
The Orphan of Mecca, Book Two
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 54,430. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young Arab is torn between loyalty to his own culture or loyalty to the CIA.
An Adjunct Down
Price: $2.99 $2.24 USD. (25% off until July 31!) Words: 76,030. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young Black-American man is torn between his duty to his family's business and a position as an Adjunct professor at a nearby university.
Two Tickets to Memphis
Price: Free! Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A thriller set in New York City involving a young man who turns whistle-blower in a political scandal that involves his father and his best friend.
The Thruway Killers
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 125,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A highway odyssey involving the police's search for a man who murdered his step-mother.
The Orphan of Mecca, Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 75,670. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Author profile
The tumultuous birth of Bangladesh, as seen through the eyes of a young woman.
Charlie Zero's Last-Ditch Attempt
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 116,400. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Charlie Zero is a striver in life, but he can’t seem to get anywhere no matter how much hard work he puts in. He is prone to having obsessions with beautiful women, especially the one he tries to make his girlfriend.
Mother, A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
"Mother" follows the turbulent relationship between the author’s mentally ill Pakistani mother and the author himself who carries the same mental illness. From living together in the slums of New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980s through the author’s education in Connecticut and the several hospitalizations he has to confront, Mother is a powerful and unforgettable read that tries t
Stories from the Fall of the Empire
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 94,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An excellent book of short stories written from 2000-2011.
From Poets to Protagonists - Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From Poets to Protagonists: Fiction from the Hudson Valley Poetry Scene Featuring the Poets as Main Characters is a literary collection of short stories that depicts some of New York’s most well-known downstate poets and artists whom the author has had the privilege of reading with at many popular coffee houses, libraries, and cultural centers.
Freedom of Association - A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 134,200. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in the suburbs of present-day New Jersey and also New York City, Freedom of Association traces the demise of three talented poets and their determination to continue their work despite overwhelming odds.
The Imam - A Novel
Price: Free! Words: 165,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Shia Muslim legend has it that Ali, the fourth Caliphate of Islam, began a familial line of Imams, or religious leaders, to perpetuate his vision and uphold his glory. Through history these Imams have been driven into hiding due to dangers posed by enemies of the Shia faith. The twelfth Imam is said to be that final Imam who would return to this earth and restore Shia Islam's unity and glory.
Noble McCloud - A Novel
Price: Free! Words: 143,700. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In his debut novel, author Harvey Havel brings readers the hapless life of a man and his dream in this work of literary fiction, Noble McCloud, a Novel. With descriptive polish Havel navigates the mind of twenty-seven year old dreamer, Noble McCloud, lost in life and lacking motivation to do anything except the one thing he believes is his means of escape from an abject existence.

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