Welcome to the
Frederick Nolan website
(a sort of autobiography in the making)
"The best possible equipment for a writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector."
-- Ernest Hemingway.
This is me back in the day (left) with Artie Pine
and that incredibly prolific writer of westerns, Laurence James.
As you can see, none of us was feeling any pain.
“Several weeks ago a rave notice for ‘The Algonquin Project’ by Fred Nolan appeared in the Sunday book review section of the
Pausing only to write another—and the last—“Angel” western and, as summer time ended, regretfully but necessarily terminating publication of The Gee Report, putting together an outline for a big, sprawling historical novel about the building of the US transcontinental railroad and listening to “The Richard Rodgers Story” –the series of five one-hour programmes I’d written for the BBC’s Radio One channel, narrated by Jessie Matthews, another dancing star of the 1930s with whom I became very friendly-- I was already moving on to my next project. Well, not altogether my next project, more accurately Artie Pine’s.
Paul Nathan again. “For the one-man industry that is Frederick Nolan, 1976 gives every indication of being a good year—the best yet, in fact. Martin Rackin and Berle Adams are planning to go into production with a film adaptation of his 1974 novel “The Algonquin Project.” His forthcoming novel “The Mittenwald Syndicate” has just been auctioned for British paperback … with Sphere Books making the high bid of £10,000—one of the company’s top advances. In the
So in December 1975 I spent a week in