(1928 - )
Nolan has written more than 65 books, fiction and non-fiction (in 200 world editions) to his credit. These include a dozen novels and nine volumes of collected short fiction. Among his books: the Logan trilogy, the current "Black Mask" thriller series from St. Martin's Press (featuring Dashiell Hammet, Raymond Chandler and Erle Stanley Gardner), biographical and bibliographical books on Hammett, Steve McQueen, Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, John Huston, Phil Hill and Barney Oldfield (Warner Bros. optioned the Hill book for Mel Gibson). He is also the author of How to Write Horror Fiction and the editor of some 25 books, mainly in the field of science fiction.
He has sold over 700 magazine and newspaper pieces around the world, to markets from Playboy to Sports Illustrated.
Nolan has also been active as a script writer for films and television and has worked on 25 "Movies of the Week," including The Turn of The Screw (filmed in London), Trilogy of Terror (and its sequel), Bridge Across Time, Sky Heist, Melvin Purvis, G-Man, The Norliss Tapes, etc. and is credited with screenplays on Burnt Offerings and Terror at London Bridge.
His work has been selected for more than 400 anthologies and textbooks, and among several awards he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
Nolan has also lectured extensively and has often been interviewed on television and has served as a panelist at numerous conventions.