Warren Miller (author)

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Warren Miller
Warren Miller
Warren Miller
Born(1921-08-31)August 31, 1921
Stowe, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 1, 1966(1966-04-01) (aged 44)[1]
New York City, New York
Pen nameAmanda Vail
GenreNonfiction, social commentary
Notable worksThe Cool World

Warren Miller (August 31, 1921 – April 1, 1966) was an American writer. Although he gained some fame for his books dealing with issues of race, as in The Cool World (1959) and The Siege of Harlem (1964), and for his more political books such as Looking for The General (1964) and Flush Times (1962), because of his early death due to lung cancer and his outspoken political views he has remained relatively unknown.


Miller received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Iowa, and was an instructor of literature there during the 1950s. He wrote several novels during the 1950s and early '60s. His novel Love Me Little was originally published under the pseudonym Amanda Vail.

Miller was married twice; first to a woman named Abby, then to a woman named Jane. His first marriage produced two daughters, Scottie and Eve.


  • The Bright Young Things, New York: Little Brown & Company, 1958. ASIN: B0007DVZKE
  • "Chaos, Disorder, and the Late Show," in Hills, Penney Chapin, and L. Rust Hills, The Way We Live Now, New York: Little Brown & Company, 1958. ASIN: B000TWRGPQ
  • The Cool World, New York: Little Brown & Company, 1959. ISBN 0-316-57336-1 ISBN 978-0316573368
  • Love Me Little, New York: Bantam Books, 1959. ASIN: B0007HLGY0
  • The Sleep of Reason, New York: Little Brown & Company, 1960. ASIN: B000K7D9E2
  • 90 Miles From Home, New York: Little Brown & Company, 1961. ASIN: B000QJXMCS
  • Flush Times, New York: Little Brown & Company, 1962. ASIN: B000KP0XS4
  • Looking For The General, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. ASIN: B0007DKC94
  • The Siege of Harlem, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. ASIN: B000EGMPVM

In other media[edit]

The book The Cool World was first made into a play and then a movie in 1964 directed by Shirley Clarke, produced by Frederick Wiseman, and with musical score by Dizzy Gillespie.


  1. ^ Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, Utah, US: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.


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