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Richard Bach is an American author best known for his 1970 book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1936, Bach claims to be a descendent of composer Johann Sebastian Bach. He served in the Navy Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force before working as a technical writer for Douglas Aircraft. He also became a contributing editor for Flying magazine. His first book, Stranger to the Ground was published in 1963 and, like most of his writing, involves flying.
Bach received the most attention for Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a work of philosophical fiction. Eventually a bestseller, it was initially rejected by a number of publishers. The book was adapted for film in 1973 and included a soundtrack by Neil Diamond.
To date, Bach has written nearly twenty books. Most of his work includes his own philosophy, and many books relate to flight in one way or another. His 1977 book, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, was considered the author’s follow-up to Jonathan Livingston Seagull. His other books include The Ferret Chronicles, a set of five novellas which were also published as a single volume in 2005 under the title, Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles.
Bach continues to write, and became known for his communication with his devoted fan base.