William Bernhardt is the author of more than thirty books, including the Ben Kincaid novels, the historical novel Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness (currently being adapted into a television mini-series), a series of books on fiction writing, and most recently, a book of poetry, The White Bird. In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writing Center in 2005, hosting writing workshops and small-group seminars. He is the only writer to have received the Southern Writers Guild’s Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (University of Pennsylvania), and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (Oklahoma State), which is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” In addition to the novels, he has written plays, including a musical (book and music), humor, nonfiction books, children books, biography, and crossword puzzles. He is a member of the Author’s Guild, PEN International, and the American Academy of Poets. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.
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