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Richard Condon

Richard Condon was a satirical writer and thriller novelist best known for conspiratorial books such as The Manchurian Candidate. After moderate success as an ad writer and Hollywood agent, Condon turned to writing in 1957. His second novel, The Manchurian Candidate (1959), and the movie made from it in 1962, made him famous. Prizzi's Honor (1982) was likewise made into a successful movie. Condon's writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in...See more