Interview with a Professional: Raymond Benson

Raymond Benson, the first American author of the James Bond novels, is a published writer, composer, musician, and film historian. Additionally, he’s worked as a theatre director and computer programmer as well. Raymond has done it all! Watch here to learn more about his extensive career.

Be sure to visit Raymond’s website at

Editing done by Halonah Paiss
Camera work done by Idil Meric, Eryn Rafferty, & Mason Packer.

Special thanks to Alexandrianna Heinemann with the Chicago Public Library and Steve Hadley with the CCC Music Department for providing us with filming locations. Additional thanks to RaJah Varnado for appearing in this video.