Ned White is a 1968 Scholar of the House graduate of Yale, where he was editor of both the Yale Literary Magazine and Portals, the Davenport College literary magazine. Over a career that has included video scripts for corporations and institutions, several musical plays for young adults, poems and magazine articles, he has published five novels, starting with The Very Bad Thing (Viking-Penguin, 1990), a mystery thriller that earned strong critical notice.
He has since followed with four self-published novels: Calling Out Your Name (a young adult adventure novel), and Place, String Theories, and The Widower - all literary fiction, the first two with different levels of metaphysical shadings.
White has also written widely for radio and television—for WGBH-TV, PBS, HBO, and others, including co-writing Countdown to Looking Glass, a 1983 nuclear war drama that earned an ACE nomination for best dramatic special of the year, as well as several PBS fundraising specials.
On the side, Ned White constructs crossword puzzles—16 in the New York Times, six in the Los Angeles Times, and several others elsewhere—as of fall 2016. His first New York Times Sunday puzzle appeared Sept. 11, 2016, and was widely praised.
Finally, White is a regular blogger for the Bangor Daily News. Humor, food, travel, and more.
White is currently finishing up a screenplay adaptation of his novel, Place.
He has three grown children and five young grandchildren, all living in the Northeast. He and his wife Carla have lived variously in New Mexico, Washington State, the Atlanta area, and finally on the Weskeag River in South Thomaston, Maine, which they wish to stay in for as long as possible,