PERSONAL: Born in New York, NY; son of William (a television news-documentary producer) and Marybeth (a magazine editor) Weston. Education: Brown University, B.A.; University of Texas, J.D. Politics: Democrat.
ADDRESSES: Home—P.O. Box 892, Armonk, NY 10504. Agent—Peter Rubie Literary Agency, 240 W. 35th St., New York, NY 10001.
CAREER: Lawyer, c. 1980s; City of Houston, Houston, TX, prosecuting attorney; personal-injury lawyer in San Rafael, CA; American Broadcasting Company, New York, NY, television contract lawyer. Member of the Bars of the states of New York and Texas.
The Land and People of Pakistan (young-adult nonfiction), HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.
Meet George Orwell (play), produced in 1994, produced in New York, NY, 2000.
Giants of Japan: The Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women, Kodansha America (New York, NY), 1999.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A history of Saudi Arabia.
SIDELIGHTS: Mark Weston told CA: "I write about countries that America needs to know about: Pakistan because of its huge population and nuclear weapons, Japan because of its economic power, and Saudi Arabia because of its vast oil reserves. My heroes are writers who make their works easy to read."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Back Stage, March 10, 2000, Victor Gluck, review of Meet George Orwell, p. 44.
Library Journal, June 15, 1999, Robert James Andrews, review of Giants of Japan: The Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women, p. 91.