VJ Books Presents Author Les Standiford!
Les Standiford attended the Air Force Academy, Columbia University School of Law, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Muskingum College in Ohio and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah. He is a former screenwriting fellow and graduate of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles." He is an author and historian.
Since 1985, Standiford has been the Director of the Florida International University Creative Writing Program. Although his most recent works have been narrative non-fiction historical pieces in the style of David McCullough, his John Deal novels set him firmly in the Miami School of Crime Fiction. Standiford's students have included successful novelists Dennis Lehane, Barbara Parker, Vicki Hendricks, Ginny Rorby, and Neil Plakcy.
Standiford belongs to the Associated Writing Programs, Mystery Writers of America, and the Writers Guild. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife, Kimberly Kurzwell-Standiford..
Les Standiford Bibliography
John Deal Series
- Done Deal - 1993
- Raw Deal - 1994
- Deal to Die For - 1995
- Deal on Ice - 1997
- Presidential Deal - 1998
- Black Mountain - 2000
- Deal WIth the Dead - 2001
- Bone Key - 2002
- Done Deal - 2002
- Havana Run - 2003
- Miami, City of Dreams - 1997
- Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean - 2002
- Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America - 2005
- Miami Noir - 2006
- Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army - 2008
- The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits - 2008
- Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction that Changed America. (with Joe Matthews) - 2011
- Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the secret band of radicals who led the colonies to war - 2012
- Water to the Angels - March 2015
Les Standiford Awards
Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
- Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Fiction
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction
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