John D. MacDonald biography

John D. MacDonald

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1916 – 1986

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Who was John D. MacDonald?

John Dann MacDonald was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers.

MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee series, and his novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1972, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America, and he won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. Stephen King praised MacDonald as "the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Kingsley Amis said, MacDonald "is by any standards a better writer than Saul Bellow, only MacDonald writes thrillers and Bellow is a human-heart chap, so guess who wears the top-grade laurels?"

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Born
Jul 24, 1916
Sharon
Also known as
  • John Dann MacDonald
  • Peter Reed
  • John Wade Farrell
  • John Dann McDonald
  • John MacDonald
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Syracuse University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Florida
Died
Dec 28, 1986
Milwaukee

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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