Robert Emmet Long, a writer and editor who, although specializing in the world of art and culture, is equally comfortable with the subject of complex social issues. His book, "The Achieving of the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920-1925", detailed not only the writing of the American classic, but its implications to its era as well. Another work, "The Films of Merchant and Ivory" was written with film producer Ismail Merchant, who, together with director James Ivory, created such films as "A Room with a View" and "Howard's End", along with documentaries and shorts; the book chronicles their collaboration. Robert Emmet Long has also served as editor for several volumes of the H.W. Wilson The Reference Shelf series, which brings expert articles from a large range of national publications together to offer up-to-date information, analysis, and opinion on important contemporary issues.