Author Series: Raymond Benson

2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! Watch as author Raymond Benson sends his congrats and tells us why he loves libraries.

Raymond Benson is the New York Times best-selling author of nearly 40 published books, the most recent being In the Hush of the Night (May 2018) and The Secrets on Chicory Lane (October 2017).

Benson is mostly known for being the third–and the first American–writer to be commissioned by the James Bond literary copyright holders between 1996-2002 to take over writing the 007 novels. In total he penned and published worldwide six original 007 novels, three film novelizations, and three short stories. He is a director of the Ian Fleming Foundation.

Raymond Benson Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)