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William Bayer

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William Bayer (born February 20, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American novelist, the author of twenty-one books including The New York Times best-sellers Switch and Pattern Crimes. 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 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 won the Best First Feature Award (the "Hugo") at the 1970 Chicago International Film Festival. Bayer is the son of attorney Leo G.

Bayer and dramatist Eleanor Rosenfeld Bayer, later known as the screenwriter Eleanor Perry. He describes his family background as "secular Jewish" and identifies as such. Bayer attended the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC in 1946; the Hawken School in Lyndhurst, Ohio from 1946–53, and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, New Hampshire in 1956.

In 1960 he graduated cum laude from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1962–68 he served as an officer with the United States Information Agency. He has been a grantee of the American Film Institute and of the National Endowment for the Arts. He is married to cookbook author Paula Wolfert, and has lived with her in Tangier, Morocco; New York City, Martha`s Vineyard; and in Newtown, Connecticut. They moved to San Francisco in 1994.

They currently reside in Sonoma, California. His novel Peregrine, the first novel to feature Janek, won the 1982 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for best novel. The French edition of The Dream Of The Broken Horses was awarded the 2005 Prix Mystère de la critique for best foreign crime novel as was the French edition of Switch. Bayer received the 1994 Prix Caliber 38 for the French edition of Mirror Maze, and the 1998 Lambda Literary Award for best mystery for The Magician`s Tale.

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