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Rex Stout was a multifaceted personality with a wide range of accomplishments and interests. He is most widely known as the author of the Nero Wolfe Mystery Series. However, before the Nero Wolfe series, he made a living as a writer of pulp fiction (1910--1918). He also published a number of non-mystery novels from 1929-1938 and a few non-Wolfe mystery stories from 1937 – 1941).
During World War II , he virtually stopped writing except to support the war effort. Throughout his life Rex Stout wrote to explain, propound, and argue his points of view on a wide range of political, social, and other issues.
He received wide media coverage, including radio and television productions and interviews.