Interview: William F. Nolan and the True Meaning of Fiction

Here is a look at a group of talented writers who influenced and entertained many of us during our formative years.

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William F. Nolan and Ray Bradbury William F. Nolan and Ray Bradbury

Great fiction comes from all over: horror, dark fantasy, mystery, and so on. William F. Nolan writes in various genres. You may know him from his work with Dan Curtis, such as the classic horror film, “Burnt Offerings.” Or perhaps you know him from co-writing, with George Clayton Johnson, the classic dystopian novel, “Logan’s Run.” Mr. Nolan has gained great recognition and won numerous awards and honors. Just last year he was named the Grand Master at the World Horror Convention in Atlanta. In this interview, we spend a good time chatting about horror as well as fiction in general. And we definitely visit the subject of the Southern California Sorcerers, otherwise known simply as The Group.

"Burnt Offerings" from 1976 “Burnt Offerings” from 1976

During our conversation, Bill shared a very special moment regarding his friend and fellow writer, George Clayton Johnson, who passed away this last…

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  2 comments for “Interview: William F. Nolan and the True Meaning of Fiction

  1. February 25, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    I met or at least saw Ray Bradbury when I lived in LA. He gave a talk to students at Campton High. Brilliant futurist

    • February 26, 2016 at 8:29 AM

      Hi, Carol.

      Small world, we saw Ray Bradbury at college of Marin back in 1982. He was very engaging, and brilliant (as you said). He was one of my favorites as a kid. Right up there with Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson. Their stories entertained me for hours.

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