Eddie Muller is a contemporary renaissance man. He writes novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, short stories and films. He also programs film festivals, curates museums, designs books, and provides commentary for television, radio and DVDs. He produces and hosts NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the largest noir retrospective in the world, which now has satellite festivals in eight other U.S. cities.
As founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he has been instrumental in preserving America’s noir heritage, which to date has included restoring and preserving (with the UCLA Film & Television Archive) such nearly lost classics as Too Late for Tears (1949) and Woman on the Run (1950), which are releasing on Blu-ray this spring. Muller presented the TCM debuts of both films during his stint as prime time programmer and host of the TCM Spotlight: Summer of Darkness in June and July 2015. He has also presented and lectured on film noir at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
His debut novel, The Distance, earned the Best First Novel “Shamus” Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Muller is a two-time Edgar Award nominee from the Mystery Writers of America and has earned three Anthony Award nominations. Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, which he co-wrote with the actor, was a national bestseller in 2007. He has twice been named a San Francisco Literary Laureate.