Michael McDowell (1950-1999) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard College and a Ph.D in English from Brandeis University in 1978 based on a dissertation entitled
American Attitudes Toward Death, 1825-1865. Stephen King once described him as
the finest writer of paperback originals in America today. Further, King in his book Danse Macabre, listed McDowells novel’s The Amulet and Cold Moon Over Babylon as, at the time of writing, being amongst his favourite books.
books featuring Michael McDowell