Friday, 8 April 2011

In Memoriam

Craig Thomas

24 November 1942 –4 April 2011

Author David Craig Owen Thomas known as Craig Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the "Mitchell Gant" series.

He died after a recent illness from pneumonia following a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia.. Thomas is best known for writing “Techno-Thrillers” . He wrote seventeen between 1976 and 1998. His second book Firefox was adapted into a film in 1982 featuring Oscar winning actor Clint Eastwood who produced directed and stared as the main character Mitchell Grant. Firefox Down the sequel to Firefox was dedicated to Clint Eastwood. Aside from writing techno-thrillers Thomas also wrote books relating to philosophy the most recent being a two-volume book on the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.

The BBC obituary can be found here and the Western Mail obituary here.

There is also an Unofficial Craig Thomas Companion web page.

1 comment:

Rob said...

One of the great suspense writers. He'll be sorely missed.