VJ Books Presents Author William Bayer!
William Bayer was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 20, 1939. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1960. From 1962_68 he served as an officer with the United States Information Agency.
His books have been published in fourteen foreign languages. Two of his novels, Switch and Pattern Crimes, were New York Times best sellers.
His novels have won the following awards: Peregrine (The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, aka "The Edgar"); Switch, (the French Prix Mystre de la Critique); Mirror Maze, (the French Le Grand Prix Calibre 38); The Magician's Tale (The Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery); The Dream Of The Broken Horses (the French Prix Mystre de la Critique).
His novel, Switch, was the source for seven television movies, including two four-hour mini-series. In all of them the main character, NYPD Detective Frank Janek, was played by the actor Richard Crenna. All seven movies were broadcast nationally by CBS in prime time.
Bayer is married to food writer, Paula Wolfert. They have lived in Paris, New York, Connecticut, Tangier (Morocco), and San Francisco. They currently reside in the Sonoma Valley, an area North of San Francisco which Jack London called "The Valley of the Moon."
William Bayer Bibliography
In Search of a Hero - 1962
- Stardust - 1974
- Visions of Isabelle - 1975
- Tangier - 1978
- Punish Me With Kisses - 1981
- Peregrine - 1981
- Switch - 1984
- Pattern Crimes - 1987
- Blind Side - 1989
- Wallflower - 1991
- Mirror Maze - 1994
- Tarot, fr:Payot & Rivages - 2001
- The Magician's Tale - 1997 (Originally published under the pen name "David Hunt")
- Trick of Light - 1998 (Originally published under the pen name "David Hunt")
- The Dream of the Broken Horses - 2002
- City of Knives - 2013
- Hiding In The Weave - 2014
- The Luzern Photograph - 2015
- Breaking Through, Selling Out, Dropping Dead & Other Notes On Filmmaking - 1971
- The Great Movies - 1973
William Bayer Awards
- Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel
- French Prix Mystère de la Critique, twice
- French Le Grand Prix Calibre 38
- Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery
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