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Darryl Ponicsan

Darryl Ponicsan, American author. Named Screenwriter of Year National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1973. Served with United States Navy, 1962-1965.


  • Ponicsan, Darryl was born on May 26, 1938 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frank and Ann Ponicsan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Muhlenberg College, 1959. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1965.


    • Freelance novelist and screenwriter, since 1970.


    • The Accomplice
    • In this gripping novel, Beef Buddusky, who wanted no more than a one-day job when he entered the Salvation Army in Colorado Springs, finds himself swept up by an obsessive mother with a diabolical plot.
    • Last Detail
    • An important novel of military life as the ethic of "pride, patriotism and duty without question" begins to break down in the late 1960's.


    Served with United States Navy, 1962-1965.


    • Married Cecilia Ponicsan, September 8, 1979. Children: Lori, Dylan.
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    • 1959
      Muhlenberg College
    • 1965
      Cornell University
    • 1970
      Freelance novelist and screenwriter