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William Goldman



William Goldman is one of the most influential and successful writers of his generation. Film credits include “Masquerade,” “Harper,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Stepford Wives,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Princess Bride” (based on his novel of the same name), “Last Action Hero,” “The General’s Daughter,” “Marathon Man” (based on his novel of the same name), and many, many others. He co-wrote two plays with brother James Goldman: BLOOD, SWEAT, AND STANLEY POOLE and A FAMILY AFFAIR. As a novelist, Goldman has penned several American classics including, but not limited to, “Soldier in the Rain” (1960), “Father’s Day” (1971), “Magic” (1976), “The Color of Light” (1984), and “The Silent Gondoliers” (1984). He has also written many articles for acclaimed publications on the topic of screenwriting and several non-fiction books, including “The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway” (1969) and “Adventures in the Screentrade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting” (1983). Awards: Academy Award, Writers Guild Award, and British Academy Award, for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Academy Award and Writers Guild Award, for “All the President’s Men,” 1976. Education: Oberlin College, Ohio, B.A. 1952; Columbia University, New York, M.A. 1956.