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Born: Jun 12, 1931

Death: Dec 14, 2005

Birthplace: Granville

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States


Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1931
Date of Death : Dec 14, 2005
Birth Place : Granville

Rodney William Whitaker was an American film scholar and writer who wrote several successful novels under the pen name Trevanian. Whitaker wrote in a wide variety of genres, achieved best-seller status, and published under several other names as well, including Nicholas Seare, Benat Le Cagot and Edoard Moran. He published the non-fiction The Language of Film under his own name. Between 1972 and 1983, five of his novels sold more than a million copies each. He was described as "the only writer of airport paperbacks to be compared to Zola, Ian Fleming, Poe and Chaucer."


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Rodney William Whitaker
  • Nicholas Seare
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