Donn Pearce

Author Donn Pearce has been a merchant marine, a safecracker and a convict. Cool Hand Luke, his first novel, was made into a film in 1967 and it received a number of Academy Award nominations. The film starred Paul Newman, and Pearce made a cameo appearance as a convict named Sailor. His other books included Pier Head Jump (1972) and Dying in the Sun (1974). During the seventies and early eighties he was a freelance journalist, often contributing to magazines such as Playboy and Esquire. Pearce continues to live and write in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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