Rex Stout

American writer

1886   -   1975

genre: detective fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Kansas
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, radio personality
award received: Edgar Award

Rex Todhunter Stout (; December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon XXXI, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century. In addition to writing fiction, Stout was a prominent public intellectual for decades. Stout was active in the early years of the American Civil Liberties Union and a founder of the Vanguard Press. He served as head of the Writers' War Board during World War II, became a radio celebrity through his numerous broadcasts, and was later active in promoting world federalism. He was the long-time president of the Authors Guild, during which he sought to benefit authors by lobbying for reform of the domestic and international copyright laws, and served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America.
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works

91

Before Midnight

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1955

And Be a Villain

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1948

Too Many Cooks

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1938

Champagne for One

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1958

Three at Wolfe's Door

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1960

The Doorbell Rang

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1965

Death Times Three

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1985

Prisoner's Base

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1952

A Right to Die

book by Rex Stout

author: Rex Stout

1964

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