American writer John Berendt.

John Berendt

Born in Syracuse in 1939, John Berendt graduated from Harvard University in 1961, taking a job as an editor at Esquire the same year. He worked on both the David Frost and Dick Cavett shows in the 1970s before returning to Esquire as a columnist in 1982. He published his first book, the nonfiction Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, in 1994, which spent 216 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and his second book, The City of Fallen Angels, in 2005.

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