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Glendon Swarthout (1918–1992)

Novelist Glendon Swarthout had the widest literary range of any American author of his generation, writing 16 novels, which ranged from dramas to comedies to romances and mysteries, and another 6 novellas for young adults with his wife, Kathryn. Many of Glendon's novels became international bestsellers and book club editions, reprinted in ... See full bio »

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The Shootist
The Shootist Writer
(1976)
The Homesman
The Homesman Writer
(2014)
Where the Boys Are
(1960)

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 2014 The Homesman (novel)
 1997 Mulligans! (Short) (story)
 1984 Where the Boys Are (novel "Where the Boys Are")
 1978 A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie) (novel "A Christmas Gift, aka The Melodeon")
 1976 The Shootist (novel)
 1960 Where the Boys Are (novel "Where The Boys Are")
 1959 They Came to Cordura (novel)
 1956 7th Cavalry (based on a story by - as Glendon F. Swarthout)
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 2014 The Homesman (lyrics: "Take Thee This Token")

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Playwright (with John Savacool): "O'Daniel". See more »

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Glendon F. Swarthout
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Prolific author Glendon Swarthout had a phenomenal book and short story sale to Hollywood ratio. Over 50% of the 16 novels and six books for teenagers he wrote, as well as several of his 14 short stories, were either optioned, sold, or eventually made into motion pictures or movies for television. The amazing literary batting average was due to his truly original stories of all types and genres, ... See more »

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