Awards & Winners

William Bayer

Date of Birth 20-February-1939
Place of Birth Cleveland
(United States of America, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Area code 216)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as David Hunt
Profession Writer, Novelist
William Bayer is an American novelist, the author of Switch, among other works. Bayer has written a series of novels featuring fictional New York Police Department lieutenant Frank Janek. He has also written adaptions of his novels for television, and written for other TV shows. 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's books have been translated into French, Italian, German, Dutch, Japanese and nine other foreign languages. He has written two novels under the pseudonym David Hunt, later republished in ebook editions under his own name. He wrote and directed the 1971 feature film Mississippi Summer which run the Best First Feature Award at the 1970 Chicago International Film Festival.

Awards by William Bayer

Check all the awards nominated and won by William Bayer.


Christopher Award for Feature Films
Honored for : Amazing Grace


Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery
Honored for : The Magician\u2019s Tale

Nominations 1997 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery The Magician\u2019s Tale


Edgar Award for Best Novel
Honored for : Peregrine

Nominations 1982 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Novel Peregrine