Currently alive, at 55 years of age.
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Name: Noble Bandit (pseudonym S L Newman)
Born: 5 September, 1962
Place: Connecticut, USA
Occupation: author, poet
Studies: University of Maryland
Central Connecticut State University
Biography and Career :
S L Newman was born of an Irish mother and a half-German father in Connecticut, USA. She is a professional writer of poetry.
She was educated at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT and studied Italian language and culture in Italy. In the following years, she worked as an assistant on Wall Street, helped create the Billboard Charts for Atlantic Records and also worked in television while in New York City.
Between 1982 and 1993 there were two marriages to men, both ending in divorce. (Ever since she was young, she has been living with loss. Her parents divorced before she was twelve.)
In 1999, she became an ‘enchanted wanderer’ and went north to Alaska. Feeling like a temporary visitor, she sought adventure on both land and sea. It was often a solitary, melancholy existence for her in this vast wilderness. "At first a novelty," she states, "but then a sinking feeling… like something obscure that captures you and then disappears."
She began writing poety in 2008 and since that time has published three collections. She is a poet of the ‘Deep Image’ school. There was not much recognition at the beginning of her career because of her unusual style but she continued to ‘shape’ her poetic space and now her poems are translated into nine languages.
She states that she would enjoy doing ‘readings’ abroad.
– Height: 5′ 7"
– She has Irish origins.
– She loves the outdoors, mountain biking, swimming and sailing.
– Another passion of hers, travel.
Why we love Noble Bandit?
Because she loves to ride bikes
Because she’s ‘feisty’ and we love it
Because she is an outdoorsy kind of girl, yet she loves staying home watching movies
Because she’s a lttle bit of everything
Because she knows who she is
Because she knows how to have fun
Because she’s so unique
Because we love her new short and chic haircut
Because she’s a romantic at heart
Because she eats rice every day
Because she follows her dreams and is now living her passion
Because she just brings a sparkle to everything
Because she loves skinny jeans
Because she’s a quadruple threat – thinker, writer, poet, athlete
Because she glows in every color of the rainbow