Уильям (также Билл) Монтальбано (William D. Montalbano) - американский журналист.
Соавтор Карла Хайасена . Вместе написали три иронических триллера:
1981 - Powder burn (совместно с Карлом Хайасеном)
1982 - Trap line (совместно с Карлом Хайасеном)
1984 - A death in China (совместно с Карлом Хайасеном)
William D. Montalbano (1941 - 1998)- a foreign correspondent and the co-author of several novels.
Mr. Montalbano was born in New York City, and graduated from Rutgers University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1969-70.
During his nine years as the Latin American correspondent for The Miami Herald in the 1970's and early 80's, and he won many awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award for best interpretation of foreign news in 1973, the Maria Moors Cabot Award for contributions to inter-American understanding and press freedom in 1974, and the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing in 1975.
He also held several senior posts at The Miami Herald until 1983, with a break in 1979 and 1980 when he worked in Beijing as bureau chief for Knight-Ridder newspapers.
He joined The Los Angeles Times in 1983 and returned to Latin America, where he worked in El Salvador until 1984 and Buenos Aires from 1984 to 1988. He then spent seven years as the bureau chief in Rome before moving to London in 1995.
In 1980, he won the Heywood Broun Prize, the Sigma Delta Chi Award and the National Headliners Award.
Mr. Montalbano was the author, with Carl Hiaasen, of the crime novels ''Powder Burn,'' ''Trap Line'' and ''A Death in China'', and Montalbano wrote one novel on his own as well.
He is survived by his second wife, Rosanna, their three children and two children from his first marriage.