Arthur Hailey (5 April 1920 24 November 2004) was a British/Canadian novelist.
After working at a number of jobs and writing part-time, he became a writer full-time during 1956, encouraged by the success of the CBC television drama, Flight into Danger (in print as Runway Zero Eight).
Each of his novels has a different industrial or commercial setting and includes, in addition to dramatic human conflict, carefully researched information about the way that particular environment and system functions and how these affect society and its inhabitants.
- Runway Zero-Eight (1958) in-flight medical emergency, caused by food poisoning
- The Final Diagnosis (1959) hospital politics as seen from the pathology department
- In High Places (1960) Cold War Era politics in North America
- Hotel (1965) hotels
- Airport (1968) airport politics
- Wheels (1971) automobile industry
- The Moneychangers (1975) banks
- Overload (1979) power crisis in California
- Strong Medicine (1984) pharmaceutical industry
- The Evening News (1990) newscasters
- Detective (1997) investigation politics
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