following is a list of FBI Files for many authors & their book that
have been released.

Declassified Author FBI Files

Edward AbbeyAbbey,
Edward Paul
 [ 151 Pages, 11.12MB ] – Jane
Addams (1860-1935) was an internationally known social worker, activist, and
Nobel Peace Prize winner. This release concerns a treason investigation
opened in 1924 involving the Women’s International League for Peace and
Freedom; Addams was a founding member of the organization.

– [16
Pages, 7.7MB ] – Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Ozimov; c. January 2, 1920 – April
6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston
University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular
science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500
books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been
published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal

Ray BradburyBradbury,
 – [ File
 ] – Ray Douglas Bradbury (1920-2012) was an award-winning science
fiction author. In 1968, the FBI briefly investigated him for possible travel
to Cuba, which had been banned by U.S. law. The investigation was very
limited and was closed when the Bureau determined that Bradbury did not plan
to travel Cuba.

 Bertolt Brecht Brecht,
 – [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 ]
– 1940’s internal security investigation of Bertolt Brecht, author and poet,
due to his affiliation with Soviet officials and other known communists.

Cyril Valentine BriggsBriggs,
Cyril Valentine
 [ 356 Pages, 31.7MB ] – Cyril
Valentine Briggs (1888-1966) was an African-Caribbean American writer and
communist political activist. Briggs is best remembered as founder and editor
of The Crusader, a seminal New York magazine of the New Negro Movement of the
1920s and as founder of the African Blood Brotherhood, a small but
historically important radical organization dedicated to advancing the cause
of Pan-Africanism.

danny casolaroCasolaro,
 – [11
Pages, 0.8MB ] – Joseph Daniel Casolaro (June 16, 1947 – August 10,
1991) was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991
when he was found dead in a bathtub in Room 517 of the Sheraton Hotel in
Martinsburg, West Virginia, his wrists slashed 10–12 times. A note was found,
and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. His death became
controversial because his notes suggested he was in Martinsburg to meet a
source about a story he called “the Octopus.” This centered on a sprawling
collaboration involving an international cabal, and primarily featuring a
number of stories familiar to journalists who worked in and near Washington,
D.C. in the 1980s—the Inslaw case, about a software manufacturer whose owner
accused the Justice Department of stealing its work product; the October
Surprise theory that during the Iran hostage crisis, Iran deliberately held
back American hostages to help Ronald Reagan win the 1980 presidential
election, the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and

 – [16
Pages, 1.1MB ] – Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York
City – April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas) was a prolific and popular American
political novelist whose satiric works were generally presented in the form
of thrillers or semi-thrillers. More than being particularly clever genre
works, however, all 26 books were written in a style nearly always instantly
recognizable as Condon’s, while their focus was almost always obsessively
directed at monetary greed and political corruption. Fast-moving and easily
accessible, they generally combined elements of political satire,
bare-knuckled outrage at the greed and corruption of those in power, and were
written with extravagant characterizations and a uniquely sparkling and
frequently humorous style. Condon himself once said: “Every book I’ve ever
written has been about abuse of power. I feel very strongly about that. I’d
like people to know how deeply their politicians wrong them.” Condon
occasionally achieved bestseller status, and many of his books were made into
films, but today he is primarily remembered for two of his works: an early
book, The Manchurian Candidate of 1959, and, many years later, for four
novels about a family of New York gangsters named Prizzi.

manchuriancandidate The Manchurian Candidate 
[19 Pages, 5.1MB ] – The Manchurian Candidate (1959), by Richard Condon,
is a political thriller novel about the son of a prominent U.S. political
family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist
conspiracy. The novel has been adapted twice into a feature film by the same
title, in 1962 and again in 2004.

FBI File was tracked down to the National Archives & Records
Administration (NARA), and is part of the JFK Assassination Collection.

courtney ryley cooperCooper,
Courtney Ryley
 FBI Release #1 
2,346 Pages, 229.7MB ] (large file)

Ryley Cooper (October 31, 1886 – September 29, 1940) was an American circus
performer, publicist and writer. During his career he published over 30
books, many focusing on crime; J. Edgar Hoover considered him at one time
“the best informed man on crime in the U. S.” He was also an expert on circuses,
and was the chief publicist for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus
at the time of his death.

 – [
2 Pages, 0.3MB ] – Waywayne dyerne Walter Dyer
(May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American philosopher, self-help
author, and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones
(1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35
million copies sold to date.  Please note: The FBI found 444 pages responsive
to my request, but it does require payment. If you are interested in
sponsoring this file, please, CONTACT me.
The letter is archived here for reference.

 William FaulknerFaulkner,
 – [File #1]
– The FBI investigated a possible extortion violation in 1957 when the wife
of the famous author received several phone calls asking for $500 for certain
information about her husband.

 Carlos FuentesFuentes,
 – [ 170 Pages, 9.33 MB ] – Carlos
Fuentes Macias (1928-2012), aka Carlos Fuentes, was a noted Mexican writer.
The material in this file concerns his proposed travel and subsequent visa
issues with the U.S. State Department between 1962 and 1983.

Unknown FBI File PhotoGordon
 – [ 474 Pages, 33.1 MB ]
– Gordon Gordon was an editor of the Tucson Citizen newspaper and a
publicist with 20th Century Fox from 1935-1942, and later served as an FBI
counter-intelligence agent during World War II for three years.

Ernest Hemmingway Hemmingway, Ernest –
[ 122 Pages, 8.88 MB ] – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a noted
American author and journalist. This release consists of one FBI main file on
Hemingway with documents ranging from 1942 to 1974. The bulk of it concerns
Hemingway’s intelligence work on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba
between 1942 and 1944.

Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman –
[ 166 Pages, 9.30 MB ] – Norman Kingsley Mailer (1923-2007)— an American
writer and director—was the author of the bestselling novel The Naked and the
Dead. This release consists of one section of an FBI domestic security
investigative file on Mailer. The file begins in 1962 and ends in 1974.


Harry Overstreet Overstreet, Harry, FBI Release 
[1,350 Pages, 112.4MB]

 Overstreet, Harry, NARA Release 
[32 Pages, 5.6 MB]

Harry Allen Overstreet (October 25, 1875 – August 17, 1970) was an American
writer and lecturer, and a popular author on modern psychology and sociology.
His 1949 book, The Mature Mind, was a substantial best-seller that sold over
500,000 copies by 1952. From 1911 to 1936, he was chair of Department of
Philosophy and Psychology at City College of New York. He lectured and worked
frequently with his second wife, Bonaro Overstreet.

 Westbrook Pegler Pegler, Westbrook –
[ 772 Pages, 113MB ] – Francis James Westbrook Pegler (August 2, 1894 –
June 24, 1969) was an American journalist and writer. He was a popular
columnist in the 1930s and 1940s famed for his opposition to the New Deal and
labor unions. Pegler criticized every president from Herbert Hoover to FDR
(“moosejaw”) to Harry Truman (“a thin-lipped hater”) to John F. Kennedy. He
also criticized the Supreme Court, the tax system, and labor unions. In 1962,
he lost his contract with King Features Syndicate, owned by the Hearst
Corporation, after he started criticizing Hearst executives. His late writing
appeared sporadically in publications that included the John Birch Society’s
American Opinion. (Source: Ernie Lazar)

Unknown FBI File Photo Rorty, James Hancock –
[152 Pages, 80MB ] – James Rorty was born March 30, 1890 in
Middletown, New York. He was educated in the public schools, served an early
journalistic apprenticeship on a daily newspaper in Middle- town, and was
graduated from Tufts College. Mr. Rorty was a copy- writer for an advertising
agency from 1913 to 1917, at which time he enlisted as a stretcher bearer in
the United States Army Ambulance Service. He was awarded the Distinguished
Service Cross for service in the Argonne offensive. Since the war Mr. Rorty
has worked variously as an advertising copy-writer, publicity man, newspaper
and magazine free lance. He is the author of two books of verse, “What
Michael Said to the Census Taker” and “Children of the Sun”, and has
contributed to the Nation, New Republic, New Masses, Freeman, New Freeman,
and Harpers.

October 5, 2016, the FBI informed me that additional records may have
existed, but were destroyed in August of 1977.

barney rosset

 Rosset, Barney –
[49 Pages, 44.5MB]

Lee “Barney” Rosset, Jr. (May 28, 1922 – February 21, 2012) was the owner of
the publishing house Grove Press (see below), and publisher and
editor-in-chief of the magazine Evergreen Review. He led a successful legal
battle to publish the uncensored version of D. H. Lawrence’s novel Lady
Chatterley’s Lover, and later was the American publisher of Henry Miller’s
controversial novel Tropic of Cancer. The right to publish and distribute
Miller’s novel in the United States was affirmed by the Supreme Court of the
United States in 1964, in a landmark ruling for free speech and the First
Amendment. Additional
records may exist at the National Archives, which I have requested. I will
update this page when they come available.

grove press Grove Press –
[132 Pages, 104.3MB]

Press is an American publishing imprint that was founded in 1947. Imprints
include: Black Cat, Evergreen, Venus Library, and Zebra. Barney Rosset
purchased the company in 1951 and turned it into an alternative book press in
the United States. He partnered with Richard Seaver to bring French
literature to the United States. The Atlantic Monthly Press, under the aegis
of its publisher, Morgan Entrekin, merged with Grove Press in 1991. Grove
later became an imprint of the publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

 William Lewis Safire Safire,
William Lewis
– [ File
 | File
 | File
 | File
 | File
 | File
 ] – On April 7, 2010, the FBI released six files totaling 345
pages on William L. Safire, a Pulitzer Prize winning political columnist and
a speechwriter for President Nixon who died on September 27, 2009.Over the
course of his journalistic and political career, Mr. Safire came to the
attention of the FBI in several matters. The main files released document
four separate investigations between 1965 and 1994. Only one of these
investigations concerned a potential criminal matter involving leaks of
classified material to newspaper reporters. No evidence of improper or
illegal leaks by Safire was found by the Bureau.

Howard Zinn Zinn, Howard –
[ 403 Pages, 13.3 MB ] –  Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27,
2010) was an American historian, author, playwright, and social activist. He
was a political science professor at Boston University for 24 years and
taught history at Spelman College for 7 years. Zinn wrote more than 20 books,
including his best-selling and influential A People’s History of the United
States. He wrote extensively about the civil rights and anti-war movements,
and labor history of the United States. His memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a
Moving Train, was also the title of a 2004 documentary about Zinn’s life and