Bernard Conners, former publisher of The Paris Review, is a best-selling novelist, and owner of British American, a multi-faceted firm whose enterprises have included real estate development, producing films and television shows, book publishing, and the manufacture and sale of soft drinks 

His firms have been the recipients of civic, film, and publishing awards.  British American Publishing and its imprint the Paris Review Editions were founded by Mr. Conners and George Plimpton in 1987 and have had four works named as The New York Times “Most Notable Books of the Year”.  One book was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.  British American Entertainment’s movies include Our Mother’s Murder, The Joe Torre Story, and Nuremberg starring Alec Baldwin, which received two Emmys in 2002.
During past years Mr. Conners has served on many boards, including the Olympic Regional Development Authority, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Council, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Marine Midland Bank, and the 825 Fifth Avenue Corporation.  As a member of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, he helped govern the nation’s largest system of higher education.  Prior to his writing and business career, Mr. Conners was an FBI Agent, in charge of the night operations of the Chicago and New York Divisions, receiving personal citations from J. Edgar Hoover for valor and Bureau accomplishments.  Before entering the FBI, he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Lieutenant, earning personal commendations from the commander of the Mediterranean Theater of Operations.

Loudonville, NY
An outstanding athlete, he was chosen on high school regional all-star teams in football, basketball and baseball.  He excelled in collegiate football as one of the country’s leading ground gainers, and was offered a private option as a quarterback by George Halas owner/coach of the Chicago Bears.  Described by one sports writer as “a sensational young light heavyweight who could give anyone an interesting evening”, he won military and civilian boxing championships including the Golden Gloves. Sports honors include his induction into the St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Mr. Conners is an active member of the following clubs:  The Lambs Theatrical Club, NY City; The Publishers Lunch Club, NY City; The Saratoga Reading Rooms, Saratoga, NY; The Capital District Fifty Group; The Fort Orange Club, Albany, NY; The Schuyler Meadows Country Club, Loudonville, NY; The Shaker Ridge Country Club, Loudonville, NY; and The Coral Beach Club, Bermuda.  He is a former long-time member of the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, NY. 

Lake Placid, NY

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Mr. Conners has received modest literary, civic and publishing awards such as two-time Albany NY Author of the Year, Albany Academy Distinguished Alumnus Award, and has made hundreds of appearances on most major television and radio networks including the BBC, CNN and the Today Show.  His novels have been translated and published in many foreign countries including France, England, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Germany.  Mr. Conners resides with his wife Kate in Lake Placid, NY, Loudonville, NY, New York City and Palm Beach, FL.