David Goodis

(March 2nd, 1917 – January 7th, 1967)

David Loeb Goodis was an American writer of crime fiction, particularly noir short stories and novels. He also wrote under several pen names, including David Crewe, Logan Claybourne, and Lance Kermit.

Goodis was born in Philadelphia and alternatively moved between his home town, New York City, and Hollywood during his active years. He is noted for his ability to empathize with traditional ‘outsiders’ such as the poor, fugitives, and criminals.

Many of Goodis’ works have been adapted for film, especially in French.

David Goodis is a book author.

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