Bernard Evslin (1922-1993), a bestselling and award-winning novelist recognized for his works on Greek and other cultural mythology, was a bestselling and award-winning author. He is one of the most commonly published authors of classical mythology in the world, according to the New York Times. He attended Rutgers University and was born in New Rochelle, New York. In the late 1960s, he began writing novels and short stories after working as a dramatist, screenwriter, and documentary producer for several years. Evslin published nearly seventy books during his long career, with over thirty of them aimed towards young adults.
His best-selling Greek Myths: Heroes, Gods, and Monsters has been translated into ten languages and sold over ten million copies worldwide. In 1961, he got the National Education Association Award, and his novel Hercules won the Washington Irving Children's Book Choice Award in 1986. At the age of seventy-seven, Evslin died on Kauai, Hawaii.