Awards & Winners

John D. MacDonald

Date of Birth 24-July-1916
Place of Birth Sharon
(Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as John Dann MacDonald, John Wade Farrell, Peter Reed, John Dann McDonald, John MacDonald, John D McDonald
Profession Writer, Novelist
John Dann MacDonald 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?"

Awards by John D. MacDonald

Check all the awards nominated and won by John D. MacDonald.


National Book Award for Mystery (Hardcover)
Honored for : The Green Ripper

Nominations 1980 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Mystery (Hardcover) The Green Ripper