Ted Mooney: Editor Who Also Wrote Inventive Novels

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Ted Mooney, Author of Inventive Novels, Is Dead at 70”:

Ted Mooney, who opened his first book, in 1981, with a scene of dolphin-human sex, and who proceeded to write three other offbeat, inventive novels at roughly 10-year intervals, died at his home in Manhattan….

Mr. Mooney was an editor at Art in America magazine from 1977 to 2008, and he was known for his steady hand whether working with established art critics or first-time writers. His novels, though, showed a different side, one partial to outlandish yarns that were also literate examinations of a disjointed age.