Waller, Leslie

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(1923-2007) US author, also resident in Italy and London, who wrote a number of bestsellers and the novelization of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977): Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), published as by Steven Spielberg. He is sometimes credited as co-inventor of the Graphic Novel in America, with the non-sf "picture novel" It Rhymes with Lust (graph 1950) as by Drake Waller in collaboration with Comics writer Arnold Drake. [DRL]

Leslie Waller

born Chicago, Illinois: 1 April 1923

died New York: 29 March 2007

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