Airport Author:Arthur Hailey Arthur Hailey is an international author in every sense. He is British by birth, Canadian by nationality, and - more recently - an American resident. His novels are published in all major languages. Throughout the world he has an enthsiastic following of readers. — A hallmark of any Hailey story is painstaking research into the background he i... more »s writing about. Before beginning Airport he spent almost a year crisscrossing North America and Europe, interviewing hundreds of airport and airline officials, air traffic controllers, pilots, and and others. One such interview took him to the little Northern California town of St. Helena (poulation 3,000), nestled in the beautiful Napa Valley wine producing regions.
Hailey fell in love with what he saw (he calls it "the rainbow's end, with wine") and now lives on a hillside above St. Helena with his wife, Sheila, and their children, Diane, Jane and Steven.« less