William Francis Nolan (born 1928) is an American author, who writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He is best known for coauthoring the novel Logan's Run, with George Clayton Johnson. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.
Of his numerous awards, there are three of which he is most proud. He was voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy by the International Horror Guild in 2002. He is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2006, he was bestowed the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
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