James Grady (author)
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April 30, 1949 |
Shelby, Montana, U.S.
|Pen name||James Dalton, Brit Shelby|
|Education||University of Montana (1974)|
|Subjects||Espionage, police procedurals|
|Notable works||Six Days of the Condor|
|Notable awards||Grand Prix Du Roman Noir, Raymond Chandler Award, Baka-Misu Award|
|Children||Rachel Grady (stepdaughter)|
In 1971 Grady worked as a staff aide for the Montana Constitutional Convention, which adopted a renewed state Constitution in 1972.
He graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 1974. During college he worked for U.S. Senator Lee Metcalf of Montana. From 1974-1978, during the post-Watergate era, he worked with pioneering muckraking investigative journalist Jack Anderson. He has contributed to Slate, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, American Film, The New Republic, Sport, Parade, and the Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Grady is best known as the author of the espionage thriller novel Six Days of the Condor, which was famously adapted to film as Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford and directed by Sydney Pollack. In addition to about a dozen novels and many short stories, he has written for film and television. Grady is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East.
Grady married Bonnie Goldstein in 1985 and is the stepfather of Rachel Grady, director of the documentary Jesus Camp. He is a bookish cinephile who also enjoys the study of T’ai-chi, swimming, and listening to progressive rock.
- Six Days of the Condor (1974)
- Shadow of the Condor
- The Great Pebble Affair
- Catch the Wind
- Razor Game
- Just a Shot Away
- Runner in the Street
- Hard Bargains
- River of Darkness (reissued as The Nature of the Game)
- White Flame
- City of Shadows
- Mad Dogs
- Last Days of the Condor (2015)
- Next Day of the Condor (2015)
- "The Dark Sacred Night"
- "Broken Heroes"
- "The Bottom Line"
- "The Championship Of Nowhere"
- "Kiss The Sky"
- "The Devil’s Playground"
- "The Arranger"
- "The Train"
-  Guide to the James Grady Papers at the University of Montana
- "James Grady's Official site". Retrieved 2007-06-11.