William F. Nolan to be PulpFest 2010 Guest of Honor

PulpFest is proud to announce that award-winning author, editor, screenwriter, and biographer William F. Nolan will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s convention.

Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Nolan is a leading authority on pulp fictioneers Max Brand and Dashiell Hammett as well as the other Black Mask contributors who flourished under the regime of editor Joseph T. Shaw. His many books on these writers include Hammett: A Life at the Edge (1983), The Black Mask Boys (1985), and Max Brand: Western Giant (1986). This year marks the 90th anniversary of both Black Mask’s first issue and Max Brand’s first appearance in Western Story Magazine, and the PulpFest committee felt that Mr. Nolan was the ideal person to help recognize these milestones in pulp history. He will headline PulpFest panels on Western and hard-boiled detective fiction.

Nolan is an accomplished fictioneer in his own right, having written numerous works in the fantasy, horror, and science-fiction genres. He is perhaps best known as the co-author of Logan’s Run and author of its sequels. He is a two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar Award, was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and just recently received the Lifetime Achievement Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association.

PulpFest 2010 will be held at last year’s venue, the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The convention will begin on Friday, July 30th, and run through Sunday, August 1st. For more about William F. Nolan, please visit www.pulpfest.com.

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