Today the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers awarded The Faust (the association’s “Grand Master Award for excellence”) to author William Johnston.
Over his long career, Johnston has written more than one hundred novelizations, writing tie-ins for programs that ranged from Dick Tracy to Gilligan’s Island to Bewitched.
Here’s more from the release: “Johnston also penned many novelizations, including the pilots for the 1930s-era private eye series Banyon and the high school drama Sons and Daughters. His feature film novelizations include Klute, The Swinger, Echoes of a Summer, The New Interns, The Priest’s Wife, Lt. Robin Crusoe USN and his final tie-in project, Gore Vidal’s Caligula (under the pseudonym ‘William Howard’). After retiring from fiction writing, he opened his own bar, which he operated for many years. He currently resides in San Jose, California.”