Max Byrd

Max Byrd is the author of a number of detective novels including California Thriller, which won the Shamus Award, as well as the historical novels Jefferson, Jackson, Grant, Shooting the Sun and The Paris Deadline, which was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the ten best crime novels of 2013. He reviews regularly for The New York Times Book Review and is a Contributing Editor for The Wilson Quarterly. He attended the Community of Writers in 1983, and returns to teach on a regular basis. For many years he served on the Board of Directors, including more than a decade as the President of the Board.