John Berendt is an American author, known for writing the best-selling non-fiction book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.
Berendt was editor of “New York” magazine from 1977 to 1979 and a columnist for Esquire from 1982 to 1994. When he penned “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” in 1994, Berendt became an overnight success. Chronicling the real-life events surrounding a murder trial in Savannah, Georgia, the book spent 216 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. John Berendt recounts an anecdote on the writing of this book in the documentary “Damn Good Dog”.
Berendt’s most recent book, “The City of Falling Angels”, chronicling interwoven lives in Venice in the aftermath of the fire which destroyed the La Fenice opera house, was published in September 2005.