William Reynolds was born in Nashville in 1951. He graduated from The McCallie School in Chattanooga and received his BA in English at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. While there, he fell under the tutelage of fiction teacher and writer Robert Drake, who entered one of Mr. Reynolds short stories in The Southern Literary Arts Festival.
Reynolds later took teaching job, where he taught English. In a hiatus from teaching, he met a man named Gene Carver, an ex-smuggler and pilot, who claimed to have witnessed the execution of Che Guevara in Bolivia. From this came Reynolds’ first novel, THE MURDER OF CHE GUEVARA.
After taking a teaching position in Hendersonville High School, just outside Nashville, Reynolds published THE REICH MUTINY, who some reviewers have called the finest American novel written about the Second World War. Five years later, he published SANCTIFY, an equally powerful novel about, among other things, the truth behind the assassination of JFK.
Reynolds retired in 2012 and subsequently published his fourth novel, MENA.
Check William Reynolds’ Documentary on Stream Channel TV
0 h 19 min
25 January 2022