From “The Great Gatsby” scribe F. Scott Fitzgerald to “On The Road” writer Jack Kerouac, Long Island has a storied history of being a muse for poets, playwrights, novelists and authors of all stripes.

But out of those that are still typing up new works, Press readers voted Nelson DeMille the Best Author on Long Island on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island competition—a title he has held for the past six years. 

The prolific author and book-selling juggernaut responsible for such novels as “Plum Island,” “Night Fall” and “The Gold Coast”—all of which are set on the Island—continues to churn out an impressive collection of novels that are both gripping and thought-provoking.

Perhaps DeMille’s most famous character, John Corey, remains one of the most recognized names in suspense and thriller books worldwide. And by using LI as his inspiration, DeMille has made his home region proud.

His 20th novel, “The Cuban Affair,” was published Sept. 17 by Simon & Schuster. The novel follows the story of Cuban-Americans that hire a veteran that served in Afghanistan to covertly retrieve documents and funds from Cuba.

DeMille is scheduled to discuss and sign copies of the new book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets cost $40-$45 and include a copy of the book.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Voting will begin Oct. 1 for the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

For more information about Nelson DeMille, visit nelsondemille.net

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