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November 12, 1948, p.4
Howard Fast to Write New Column
Howard Fast, whose latest novel, "My Glorious Brothers," has been acclaimed by all reviewers, will begin a weekly column with the forthcoming issue of the weekend Worker. Title of Fast's column will be I write As I Please, editors of The Worker announced.
In addition to My Glorious Brothers which is the story of the Macabees, the ancient fighters for Jewish Freedom, Fast is the author of such works as The Last Frontier, The Unvanquished, Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road, The American and a number of short stories, including Rachel and the Stranger, now being shown as a movie.
The new Worker columnist is one of many fighters for democracy who has been afoul of the Thomas - Rankin Un-American Committee. Along with other leaders of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee he is appealing a sentence for contempt of that committee.