Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cover: The Loner by Otto Friedrich

First published 1965; cover shown is the 1968 New English Library (UK) paperback edition.
Cover artist unknown. 127p.

Otto Friedrich (1929-1995) was a US writer who worked as a newspaper journalist and editor on such New York institutions as The Saturday Evening Post, Time and Newsweek. He wrote many non-fiction works, a series of children's books and two novels (of which The Loner is one).

Friedrich continued to write on a Royal typewriter until his death from lung cancer; he was even given special permission by Time to do so, despite their conversion to computers.

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