Marvin Kaye

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Marvin Nathan Kaye
Born (1938-03-10)March 10, 1938
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation Novelist, editor
Genres mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror

www.marvinkaye.com

Marvin Nathan Kaye is an American mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and horror author and editor. He has also edited numerous horror anthologies, such as H. P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror and Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. An anthology he edited, The Fair Folk, won a World Fantasy Award in 2006.[1] In 2011, he became the editor of Weird Tales.[2]

Life[edit]

Kaye was born March 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, the son of Morris and Theresa (Baroski) Kaye. He married Saralee Bransdorf; they have one child.[3][4]

He received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts at Penn State in 1960, as well as a Master of Arts in English literature and theater in 1962.[3][5]

Kaye worked as a reporter for Grit Publishing Company from 1963-1965, an assistant managing editor for Business Travel Magazine in 1965, a senior editor for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich from 1966-1970, a free lance writer in 1970, artistic director of The Open Book in New York City, 1974. He was a lecturer at the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1975,[3] taught at NYU as an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing in 1976,[5] and as an adjuct professor at Mercy College from 2001-2006. He also worked as an improvisational comic at The Jekyll and Hyde Club in 2005.[3]

Kaye is a member of the Authors Guild, the Dramatists Guild of America, the Actors' Equity Association, The Broadway League, and The Sons of the Desert (of which he served as president from 1974-1976). He is also an honorary member of the Mark Twain Society.[3]

He is currently resides in New York.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Hillary Quayle[edit]

  • A Lively Game Of Death (Saturday Review Press, 1972)
  • The Grand Ole Opry Murders (Sat. Review Press/Dutton, 1974)
  • Bullets For Macbeth (Sat. Review Press/Dutton, 1976)
  • The Laurel & Hardy Murders (Dutton, 1977)
  • The Soap Opera Slaughters (Doubleday, 1982)

Marty Gold[edit]

  • My Son The Druggist (Doubleday, 1977)
  • My Brother The Druggist (Doubleday, 1979)

The Masters of Solitude trilogy[edit]

The novel A Cold Blue Light, 1983 (with Parke Godwin; Berkley Books, 1983) is sometimes listed as a third volume of the trilogy, but it is unrelated. The third volume, Singer Among the Nightingales was not published before the death of Parke Godwin.

Adrian Philimore[edit]

  • The Incredible Umbrella (Doubleday, 1979)
  • The Amorous Umbrella (Doubleday, 1981)

Other novels[edit]

Edited Anthologies[edit]

  • Fiends and Creatures (Popular Library, 1974)
  • Brother Theodore's Chamber of Horrors (Pinnacle, 1974)
  • Ghosts - A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old and New (Doubleday, 1981)
  • Masterpieces of Terror & the Supernatural (Doubleday, 1985)
  • Devils and Demons - A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old and New (Doubleday, 1987)
  • Weird Tales, The Magazine That Never Dies (Doubleday, 1988)
  • Witches and Warlocks - Tales of Black Magic, Old and New (Doubleday, 1989)
  • 13 Plays of Ghosts and the Supernatural, with a preface by José Ferrer (Doubleday Book/Music Clubs, 1990)
  • Haunted America (Doubleday Book/Music Clubs, 1991)
  • Lovers and Other Monsters (Doubleday Book/Music Clubs, 1991)<
  • Sweet Revenge, 10 Plays of Bloody Murder, with a preface by Marilyn Stasio (The Fireside Theatre, 1992)
  • Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown (Doubleday, 1993)
  • The Game Is Afoot (St. Martin's Press, 1994)
  • Angels of Darkness (Doubleday Book/Music Clubs, 1994)
  • Readers Theatre: How to Stage It (Fireside Theatre, 1995)
  • The Resurrected Holmes (St. Martin's Press, 1996)
  • Page to Stage: Adapting Literature for Readers Theatre (The Fireside Theatre, 1996)
  • The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (St. Martin's Press, 1998)
  • Don't Open This Book! (Doubleday Direct Inc., 2000)
  • The Vampire Sextette (Doubleday Direct Inc., 2000)
  • Incisions, anthology of winning readers theatre plays (2000)
  • The Ultimate Halloween (Doubleday Direct Inc., 2003)
  • The Dragon Quintet (Doubleday Direct Inc., 2003)
  • The Nero Wolfe Files (Wildside Press, PA, 2004)
  • The Fair Folk (Science Fiction Book Club, 2005)
  • The Archie Goodwin Files (Wildside Press, 2005)
  • Forbidden Planets (Science Fiction Book Club, 2006)
  • A Book of Wizards (Science Fiction Book Club, 2008)
  • The Ghost Quartet (Tor Books, 2008)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 4 Feb 2011. 
  2. ^ Weird Tales, Update on New Publishers, filed Oct 20, 2011 by Ann VanderMeer (accessed Jan 16 2012)
  3. ^ a b c d e Who's Who in America, 63rd ed.
  4. ^ "Marvin Kaye Summary Bibliography-ISFDB". 
  5. ^ a b c "Marvin Kaye's official website". 
  6. ^ "Kaye's Bibliography". 

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