- About John D. MacDonald
Full name: John D. MacDonald
Also known as: John D. MacDonald, MacDonald, John D.
Professions: Novelist, short story writer
Occupation: Novelist, short story writer
- John D. MacDonald Known for
Cape Fear (1991), Cape Fear (1962), The Deep Blue Good-By, Linda (1993)
- John D. MacDonald Death information
Died: Sunday, 28th of December, 1986 (Age: 70)
- John D. MacDonald Biography
John Dann MacDonald (July 24, 1916 – December 28, 1986) 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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