Evan Hunter, born Salvatore Lombino, was a prolific American author and screenwriter. He wrote hundreds of books and many screenplays, both under his own name and under a number of pseudonyms such as Ed McBain, Richard Marsten, Hunt Collins, Curt Cannon and Ezra Hannon. The name "Evan Hunter" was derived from Evander Childs High School and Hunter College.
Under the name Evan Hunter, which he legally adopted in 1952, he wrote books such as "The Blackboard Jungle", "Come Winter", and "Lizzie". He wrote the original screenplay of "The Birds" for Alfred Hitchcock.
As Ed McBain, one of his most famous pseudonyms, he wrote the famous "87th Precinct" crime novels as well as the "Matthew Hope" mysteries.
Hunter died of cancer of the larynx in 2005 at the age of 78 in Weston, Connecticut.
- The Birds (1963) - writer: screenplay
Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Number Twenty-Two (17/Feb/1957) - writer: story
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Vicious Circle (14/Apr/1957) - writer: story
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Appointment at Eleven (11/Oct/1959) - writer: teleplay
He has appeared in the following Hitchcockian documentaries...
- E! True Hollywood Story: Alfred Hitchcock (1999)
- Reputations: Alfred Hitchcock (BBC, 1999)
- All About The Birds (2000)
- The Trouble with Marnie (2000)
- Living Famously: Alfred Hitchcock (BBC, 2002)
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
- Leaving Nairobi (June 2003)
Hitchcock Fiction Anthologies
- "Not a Laughing Matter" in Alfred Hitchcock's A Hangman's Dozen (1962)
- "Sadie When She Died" in The Best of Mystery (1980)
- "Sadie When She Died" in Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Fill You with Fear and Trembling (1980)
- "Not a Laughing Matter" in Alfred Hitchcock's A Choice of Evils (1983)
- "Leaving Nairobi" in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (2006)
- "Not a Laughing Matter" in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (2006)
- Internet Movie Database
- Official Ed McBain Site
- Wired Books - audio interview with Evan Hunter