Louis Bayard

Author, Board Member

Louis Bayard (he/him) is the author of ten novels, including The Pale Blue Eye, adapted into the global #1 Netflix release starring Christian Bale; Jackie & Me, ranked by the Washington Post as one of the top novels of 2022; the national bestseller Courting Mr. LincolnRoosevelt’s BeastThe School of NightThe Black Towerand Mr. Timothy, as well as the highly praised young-adult novel, Lucky Strikes. A New York Times Notable author, he has been nominated for both the Edgar and Dagger awards, and his story “Banana Triangle Six” was chosen for The Best American Mystery Stories. His reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Paris Review and Salon. An instructor at George Washington University, he was also the author of the popular Downton Abbey recaps in the New York Times, and his work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.