Irving Wallace

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General Information

Name: Irving Wallace

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1916 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1990 in Los Angeles, California

Illinois Connection

In addition to his birth in Chicago he was a reporter for the Chicago Daily News/Sun Times Wire Service at the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 1922.

Biographical and Professional Information

One of America's most popular writers (and one of its chief literary exports with volumes printed in 31 languages worldwide), Irving Wallace began his career while still in his teens, contributing stories and articles to magazines. In World War II Wallace served in the Frank Capra unit in Fort Fox along with Theodor Seuss Geisel - more popularly known as Dr Seuss - and continued to write for magazines. After an unsatisfying stint in Hollywood, he devoted himself full-time to writing books. He became a best-selling author and screenwriter. Wallace was known for his heavily researched novels, many with a sexual theme.

Published Works

  • The Word, Simon & Schuster, 1972
  • The Fan Club, Simon & Schuster, 1974
  • The R Document , Cassell, 1976
  • The Pigeon Project , Simon & Schuster, 1979
  • The Second Lady, Hutchinson, 1980
  • The Almighty, Del Publishing, 1984
  • The Miracle, E.P Dutton, 1984
  • The Seventh Secret, Signet, 1986
  • The Celestial Bed, Dell Publishing, 1988
  • The Guest of Honor (Originally published in 1989), Vasan Publication, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Word: A Novel

ISBN: 0671211536
Release Date: 1972-03-27

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Release Date: 1976

The Seventh Secret (Signet)

ISBN: 0451145577
Release Date: 1986-11-01

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The Celestial Bed

ISBN: 0440111447
Release Date: 1988-01-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

Irving Wallace on WorldCat

Irving Wallace on Amazon


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