Donald E. Westlake, 1933-2008

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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  1. Ric Meyers says:

    This is sad news indeed. As a longtime Mystery Writers of America member, and the TV/Movie columnist for The Armchair Detective magazine, I was able to socialize with Westlake every year. He was a remarkably supportive, friendly, and funny fellow, who had made it his life's work to do, as he put it, "at least one of everything." I mourn his passing, along with those of Tony Hillerman and Greg Mcdonald — scholars, gentlemen, friends all. Thankfukky, their work will live forever. Read them.

    • mike weber says:

      "Thankfukky"?Is that a reference to The God Who Cannot Be Named?Harlan Ellison, in writing about his (in my opinion, wrong-headed) script for Nackles, a nice little creepy Christmas story that Westlake wrote under a pseudonym, for The Twilight Zone, said that Westlake wished him luck – said he couldn't see any way to adapt it as a screenplay.If i recall correctly, Harlan's version was never published – instead they did a Very Stupid Version of Arthur C. Clarke's The Star for Christmas – but i saw the screenplay, and Westlake was right.