By the time it came out, he had written two books about life under apartheid in South Africa and moved to New York. Mollie, thankfully, shows no interest in chasing waves. In El Salvador, covering the 1989 elections, he saw a Dutch cameraman shot dead by the army. They reckoned seven other surfers shared the secret, and gave it a code name – “da kine” – to keep it that way. Später studierte er Kreatives Schreiben an der University of Montana und verdiente währenddessen seinen Lebensunterhalt mit Gelegenheitsjobs. [8][9][10], Er verfasste zudem Beiträge für das Harper's Magazine und The New York Review of Books. For a start, there are no decent waves during the summer. In the mid-eighties, he was living in San Francisco, near Ocean Beach, when the New Yorker commissioned a profile of Renneker, a doctor and fanatically evangelical surfer. He and Di Salvatore cadged a ride with local fishermen and lived alone, subsisting on tinned pork and beans, fresh papaya and daily communion with the sea. [6], Seit 1984 schreibt er Beiträge für das Magazin The New Yorker, seit 1987 ist er dort als Redakteur angestellt. Barbarian Days is a coming of age story, a social history of a particular era of free range American childhood, an introduction to the esoteric language and customs of surfing, and a lament for paradise(s) lost. When their daughter Mollie was born in 2002, he swore he would back off from the most dangerous assignments. These days, when he’s not reporting overseas or surfing the Jersey shore, Finnegan spends his free time at a climbing gym in Queens. Plus, coastlines are constantly changing. Fortunately his first serious girlfriend, Caryn Davidson, and his fellow traveller in search of the perfect wave, Bryan Di Salvatore, kept diaries too. A partner with Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP since 1996, Ms. Rule has held a number of jobs in the field of law, including as an associate at Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, PC; a staff attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender; an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP; and a law clerk to the Honorable John J. Gibbons, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. I don’t know if I could surf it now. At the beginning of her career, Ms. Rule originally intended to pursue the fine arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town in 1981 and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984. Surfer William Finnegan : „Der Ozean wird mich niemals lieben“ Perfekte Wellen gibt es nicht, sagt William Finnegan. Surfing has provided Finnegan with transcendent experiences and formidable challenges and lifelong friendships, but it’s also, he knows, a dangerous, life-consuming addiction. He has specially addressed issues of racism and conflict in Southern Africa and politics in Mexico and South America, as well as poverty among youth in the United States, and is well known for his writing on surfing Doch den Pulitzer-Preis erhielt er nicht für seine Reportagen, sondern für seine Autobiografie "Barbarentage “‘This is exactly what I said I wouldn’t do. [2][3], 1974 schloss er ein Studium der Literaturwissenschaften an der University of California mit dem Bachelor ab. His skin has been baked and brined, his body battered on reefs and rocks, but at sixty-three years-old Finnegan still has a long, powerful, surfer’s frame. https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/william-finnegan, https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/aug/06/william-finnegan-new-yorker-surfing-memoir, http://inspicio.fiu.edu/video-categories/the-big-kahuna-a-video-chat-with-pulitzer-prize-recipient-william-finnegan/, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/books/review/barbarian-days-a-surfing-life-by-william-finnegan.html?mcubz=3, http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/8702/william-finnegan, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1994/08/22/deep-east-texas, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1997/12/01/the-unwanted, https://harpers.org/author/williamfinnegan/, http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/william-finnegan/, http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/49713/cold-new-world-by-william-finnegan/9780375753824/, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Finnegan_(Autor)&oldid=201299185, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“, US-amerikanischer Journalist und Buchautor. Barbarian Days is full of close calls: waves in Hawaii and Madeira and California that hold Finnegan down long enough for him to wonder whether he will come up again. I’m not gonna go. The leading source for prominent lawyers in the Marquis community, Title: Partner William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of works of international journalism. A legendary tube on Nias, off the western coast of Sumatra, has been better than ever since an earthquake raised the reef in 2005. As his old friend Mark Renneker says, surfing is a “path,” not a sport. Inspired by this unexpected consignment of raw material, Finnegan set out to report on his past. Caroline Rule, Esq., Partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal industry. She has been admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S.  Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Tax Court. In her current position, Ms. Rule advocates on behalf of clients who have been accused of white collar crimes, including tax fraud, tax evasion, bank and health care fraud, money laundering, and failure to file tax returns. ‘Claiming’ waves is frowned upon – Finnegan was once admonished by a friend for exiting a tube with his hands clasped in prayer – but he was glad to claim the book. Others he had almost to himself. Six years later, they were horrified to see a picture of the break in Surfer magazine. William Finnegan arbeitet seit vielen Jahren als Reporter für den "New Yorker". Ms. Rule has also been a prolific author, most recently publishing, “United States v. Greenfield: A Triumph of the Fifth Amendment’s Act of Production Privilege, or Confirmation that the Privilege Can Be Entirely Abrogated by Any Act of Congress, or Even by a Treasury Regulation?” in 2018. A leading voice in her profession, Ms. Rule maintains affiliation with several law-related organizations, including multiple positions with the American Bar Association, including as Chair of the Subcommittee on Tax Crimes, Criminal Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation; and the Section of Taxation. That was how he remembered it, at least. In autumn, they watch hurricanes wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and hope the storms will reach the eastern seaboard. [5], Nach vielen Jahren als Auslandsreporter für The New Yorker lebt Finnegan inzwischen in Manhattan. “But the war was all around there, a lot of death squads, so there weren’t any visiting surfers. Kirra’s break has been ruined by a sandbar. William Finnegan continues writing and commentating on world and local events. [1], William Finnegan wuchs in Los Angeles und Hawaii auf, wo er auch das Surfen lernte. Finnegan’s primary relationship is with the sea, but he is always in good company, mostly men who share his obsession and women who tolerate it. He today lives in New York City with his wife Caroline Rule and daughter Mollie. Für seine journalistische Arbeit wurde er vielfach ausgezeichnet. Caroline Rule, Esq., Partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal industry. All Rights Reserved. “It’s twice as hollow and thick. She is also a Master of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court. The tape told a different story. Her interest in the legal profession evolved into what would become her passion and calling. His descriptions of surfing have been compared to Ernest Hermingway’s paeans to bullfighting, but that two word review is his favourite. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 25. Finnegan has surely described more waves, more vividly and more precisely, than anyone, but when he mentions this, he is momentarily lost for words. Once he had filed his story, he headed for the coast. [4] Diese Erfahrung inspirierte ihn zu seinem ersten Buch Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid, das 1986 erschien. When their daughter Mollie was born in 2002, he swore he would back off from the most dangerous assignments. William Finnegan William Finnegan è nato nel 1952 a New York ed è cresciuto tra la periferia di Los Angeles e le Hawaii. She is only fourteen, four years older than Finnegan when he started surfing. Finnegan’s memoir, Barbarian Days, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. Surfers here live for the nor’easters that rage along the coast. The photocopied pages that he received from them were redacted, like classified entries in his personal FBI file, but full of precious, long-forgotten detail. Die deutsche Übersetzung erscheint im Frühjahr 2018 unter dem Titel Barbarentage im Suhrkamp Verlag. Watching Mollie on the boulder wall, he is reminded of a surf line-up: the tacit hierarchy, the teenagers jockeying for position then ascending alone, wanting others to see and acknowledge their performance. He had his journals to draw on, but found them to be overwrought and introspective at times. In recognition of her exceptional achievements, Ms. Rule has been named a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2011. Looking toward the future, she hopes to continue growing as an attorney and experience further success in her career. He worried that people would take him less seriously now that he had outed himself as a surfer. The best swells hit the New Jersey and Long Island shores in winter, when days are short and the bitter wind turns skin mortuary blue in the time that it takes to pull on a wetsuit.

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