Friday, November 7, 2008

John Dunning

John Dunning has revealed some of book collecting's most shocking secrets in his bestselling series of crime novels featuring Cliff Janeway: Booked to Die, which won the prestigious Nero Wolfe award; The Bookman's Wake, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995; and the New York Times and Book Sense bestsellers The Bookman's Promise, The Sign of the Book, and The Bookwoman's Last Fling. He is also the author of the Edgar Award-nominated Deadline, The Holland Suggestions, and Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime. An expert on rare and collectible books, he owned the Old Algonquin Bookstore in Denver for many years. He is also an expert on American radio history and author of On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio.

Recently, I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
I'm re-reading The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw, and reading Books by Larry McMurtry.
Dunning's On the Air made Anthony Rudel's five best list of books about the "Golden Age of Radio."

Visit John Dunning's website.

--Marshal Zeringue