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Cornell Woolrich

American author and screenwriter

1903   -   1968

genre: detective fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Columbia University
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Edgar Awards, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière

Cornell George Hopley Woolrich ( WUUL-ritch; December 4, 1903 – September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer. He sometimes used the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley. His biographer, Francis Nevins Jr., rated Woolrich the fourth best crime writer of his day, behind Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner and Raymond Chandler.
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