James MacGuire is the author or co-author of four books: London and the English Countryside (World of Travel Press, 1989), Campion (a play co-written with Christopher Buckley, Ignatius Press, 1990), Miracle in East Harlem: The Fight for Choice in Public Education(with Seymour Fliegel, Times Books, 1993) and Dusk on Lake Tanganyika and Other Poems (Fermanagh Press, 1999). He is also the author of the monograph, Beyond Partisan Politics: A Response to the Carnegie Report on Choice (Center for Social Thought, 1993).
His other plays include As Fair A Day in June which received its premiere in 1997 at the Nottara Theatre in Bucharest in a co-production with Stageplays Theatre Company, and Freedom, also developed by Stageplays. He has also written several screenplays.
MacGuire's journalism and poetry have appeared in over thirty national publications including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Forbes Media Critic, City Journal, Antietam Review, Southern Review, Ironwood and America.
In his life apart from writing, James MacGuire is the chief programming officer of Communications Asia Network, a pan-Asian multichannel television service that will launch in the second half of 2002. MacGuire has also worked at Time Inc., Macmillan, and The Health Network. In addition to programming and producing hundreds of hours of television and video, he has been a playwright-in-residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, a senior fellow at the Center for Educational Innovation, and is a member of the Board of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and past board member of Stageplays Theatre Company.
James MacGuire holds a B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins and did additional graduate work at Cambridge. He is presently completing a cycle of short stories set here and abroad over the last century, and a coming of age novel set in the final years of the 1960s.