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Nov 23, 1922 -- Dec 04, 1990
US Army Officer, Historian

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John D. MacDonald

From 1946 to the end of the pulp era in 1952, John D. MacDonald authored hundreds of stories across all genres. His stories were incredibly popular, with editors forcing him to publish under various pen names so that he could have more than one story published per pulp magazine issue. This prolific writing period allowed MacDonald to quickly develop his writing style and refine his interests in the mystery and suspense genres.

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Jul 24, 1916 -- Dec 28, 1986
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Ross Macdonald

If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler, it was Ross Macdonald. Between the late 1940s and his death in 1983, he gave the American crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity that his predecessors had only hinted at. And in the character of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the private eye as a roving conscience who walks the treacherous frontier between criminal guilt and human sin.

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Dec 13, 1915 -- Jul 11, 1983
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Dec 25, 1963 --
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Jan 31, 1923 -- Nov 10, 2007
Author, Journalist, Screenwriter



Apr 26, 1914 -- Mar 18, 1986
Author, Professor

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U.S. Navy Corpsman





Author, Journalist

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Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson published over 90 short stories and over 20 novels across many different genres. Most notably, his works influenced generations of writers in the Horror, Fantasy and Suspense genres. His classics I Am Legend, Hell House and What Dreams May Come are are great entry points to his works.

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Feb 20, 1926 -- Jun 23, 2013
Author, Screenwriter

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Oct 15, 1926 -- Jul 06, 2005
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Jul 20, 1933 --
Author, Playwright, Screenwriter

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Suzanne McConnell

Suzanne McConnell has taught writing at Hunter College for thirty years, and serves as the Fiction Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in New York City and Wellfleet, Massachusetts, with her husband, the artist Gary Kuehn.

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Author, Professor



Feb 02, 1883 -- Nov 23, 1958
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Gregory Mcdonald

"The magic I attempt is to point the finger, as concisely as possible set the scene, then pull back my hand, disappear as the author, leave the reader alone with the characters. Of course the result of this is, not typical of authors, that tens of millions more people know the names of my characters than know my name, which I don't mind a bit." -- Gregory McDonald

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Feb 15, 1937 -- Sep 07, 2008
Author, Journalist

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Jan 13, 1955 --
Author, Screenwriter, Journalist

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Jun 03, 1936 -- Mar 25, 2021
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Aug 01, 1819 -- Sep 28, 1891
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Feb 03, 1907 -- Oct 16, 1997
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Feb 05, 1915 -- Mar 26, 1994
Author, Screenwriter

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Oct 17, 1915 -- Feb 10, 2005
Playwright, Screenwriter

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Jan 23, 1923 -- Jan 09, 1996
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Jan 12, 1969 --
Author, Screenwriter

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Nov 08, 1900 -- Aug 16, 1949
Author, Journalist

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C.L. Moore

Catherine Lucille Moore was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, as C. L. Moore. She was one of the first women to write in the genre, and paved the way for many other female writers in speculative fiction.

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Jan 24, 1911 -- Apr 04, 1987
Author, Scriptwriter

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Author, War Correspondent





Sep 24, 1965 --
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US Army, Journalist, Author



Feb 17, 1967 --
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Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller has written many novels and short stories. She has won six Anthony Awards, a Shamus Award, and is also the recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award.

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Sep 28, 1944 --
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Audie Murphy

Audie Murphy was the most decorated American soldier during World War II. He went on to a long film career, starring in The Red Badge of Courage, The Quiet American, and his own To Hell and Back. He was killed in a plane crash in 1971 at age forty-six.

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Apr 28, 1953 --
Author, Pulp Historian, Journalist

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