Thursday, July 24, 2014
Happy birthday, John D. MacDonald
It is the birthday of writer John D. MacDonald (1916), the enthralling storyteller who created the Travis McGee series about Florida’s beloved self-styled salvage consultant and tarnished knight-errant. He wrote 21 books in the series, most of them set in the Sunshine State. To celebrate MacDonald’s birthday, here’s another revered Florida storyteller, Carl Hiaasen, discussing the writer who influenced his own work perhaps more than any other.