Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Author Joe McGinniss Dies

Joe McGinniss, one of the creators and most influential authors of the "true crime" genre, is dead at age 71.

McGinniss visited the Writers Institute at UAlbany in November 2007 to present his true crime book, Never Enough.

Obituary in the New York Times:


A remembrance in the New Yorker:


McGinniss also wrote the major nonfiction bestseller, The Selling of the President, 1968 (1969), a pioneering study of the role of marketing in Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign.

More about his visit to Albany:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/jmcginniss.html