Gerard Colby (earlier known as Gerard Colby Zilg) is past-president of the US National Writers Union, where he previously held various chair positions. From 1997 to 2001 he served as chair of the Vermont section.
He worked on:
- Du Pont: Behind The Nylon Curtain (1974) as the author. The book was the subject of a landmark federal case that was lost by the author in 1984.
- Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain (1984) as the author.
- Thy Will Be Done, the Conquest of the Amazon (1995) as co-author with his wife, Charlotte Dennett.
- Into The Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (2002) as collaborator, author of Chapter 1, The Price of Liberty. The book is an anthology on the current state of investigative journalism in the US and was an Amazon.com top-ten best-seller.
In 2003 he was working on a book with Dennett about the U.S. in the Middle East.
In 2003 he received the National Press Club's "Arthur Rouse Award for Press Criticism" for the book Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (Prometheus Books, 2002) that was edited by the co-award winner Kristina Borjesson.
He lives in Burlington, Vermont.
- Du Pont: Behind The Nylon Curtain. Prentice-Hall, 1974. 600+ pages,by Gerard Colby Zilg,ISBN 0-13-221077-0
- Du Pont Dynasty: Behind the Nylon Curtain. Secaucus NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1984. 968 pages,by Gerard Colby,ISBN 0-8184-0352-7
- Thy Will Be Done, the Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil HarperCollins, 1995, Hardcover. 960 pages, by Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett, ISBN 0-06-016764-5; HarperCollins: Janice Temple, 1996, Paperback. 1008 pages, ISBN 0-06-092723-2
- "Gerard Colby ZILG, Plaintiff-Appellee-Cross-Appellant vs. PRENTICE-HALL, INC., Defendant-Appellant and E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Defendant-Cross-Appellee"
- Into The Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press Prometheus Books, 2002. 392 pages, Kristina Borjesson, editor, ISBN 1-57392-972-7