Pronzini, Bill (1943- )

NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.

The Bill Pronzini collection consists of manuscripts of novels and short stories, correspondence, and printed material.

Manuscripts for novels by Pronzini in the collection include The Snatch (Random House, 1971); The Stalker (Random House, 1971); Panic! (Random House, 1972); The Jade Figurine (Bobbs-Merrill, 1972); The Vanished (Random House, 1973); The Killing ; and The Pillars of Salt Affair (for the Man from U.N.C.L.E . series).

Manuscripts for short stories in the collection include several drafts, some published under the pseudonym Jack Foxx or the joint pseudonym (with Jeffrey Wallmann) of William Jeffrey. Most of the stories were written between 1968 and 1970. Also included are nine unpublished stories, written by Pronzini at the ages of 18 and 19.

Correspondence makes up a large part of the collection. Two sections of correspondence are organized alphabetically by the last name of the sender. The first section is dated 1968-1969, and the second is dated 1971-1972. Correspondents include Edward L. Ferman, Robert Hoskins, Ernest Hutter, Barry N. Malzberg, Dan J. Marlowe, and Scott Meredith. Subjects include booksellers (1971-1972); editorial letters (1971-1972); and the Mystery Writers of America, Inc. (1968-1971) and their monthly newsletter, Line-Up (1968-1970).

Printed material in the collection consists of reviews of Pronzini’s books, an article by Pronzini published in The Writer (1971), Mystery Writers of America newsletters (1970-1972), and an issue of The Third Degree (1971).

Notable Figures
1. Foxx, Jack, 1943-
2. Jeffrey, William
3. Renault, Rick
4. Saxon, Alex, 1943-
5. Pronzini, Bill
Associated Subjects
1. Editing and Publishing Subject Guide
2. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
3. Authors, American
4. American literature--20th century