Stuart M. Kaminsky is author of 50 published novels, 5 biographies,
4 textbooks and 35 short stories. He also has screenwriting
credits on four produced films including ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, ENEMY
TERRITORY, A WOMAN IN THE WIND and HIDDEN FEARS. He is a past
president of the Mystery Writers of America and has been nominated for
six prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Awards including one for his short story
“Snow” in 1999. He won an Edgar for his novel A COLD
RED SUNRISE, which was also awarded the Prix De Roman D’Aventure of France.
He has been nominated for both a Shamus Award and a McCavity Readers Choice
Award. Kaminsky writes several popular series including
those featuring Lew Fonesca, Abraham Lieberman, Inspector Porfiry Petrovich
Rostnikov, and Toby Peters. He has also written two original Rockford
Files novels. He is the 50th annual recipient of the Grandmaster 2006 for
Lifetime Achievement from the Mystery Writers of America.
His nonfiction books including BASIC FILMMAKING, WRITING FOR
TELEVISION, AMERICAN FILM GENRES, and biographies of GARY COOPER, CLINT
EASTWOOD, JOHN HUSTON and DON SIEGEL. BEHIND THE MYSTERY was published
by Hot House Press in 2005, and nominated by Mystery Writers of America
for Best Critical/Biographical book in 2006.
Kaminsky holds a B.S. in Journalism and an M.A. in English from The
University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Speech from Northwestern University
where he taught for 16 years before becoming a Professor at Florida State.
where he headed the Graduate Conservatory in Film and Television Production.
He left Florida State in 1994 to pursue full-time writing.
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