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									William GoldmanWilliam Goldman
His name may be most familiar from award-winning screenplays such as All the President's Men, but William Goldman had a previous life as an original, enthralling novelist who is worth exploring both for his books that would become great movies (The Princess Bride, Marathon Man) and for the ones that didn't.

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William Goldman
Also Known As:
Harry Longbaugh (No Way to Treat a Lady) and S. Morgenstern (The Princess Bride and The Silent Gondoliers)
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
August 12, 1931
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Oberlin College, 1952; M.A., Columbia University, 1956
Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1970; and for All the President's Men, 1977

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								Boys and Girls Together, Author: 
								William Goldman.

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Boys and Girls Together
by William Goldman
An unforgettable character study, Boys and Girls Together is Goldman at his best as a novelist as he depicts four friends making their way through the the turbulent sixties.

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								Marathon Man, Author: 
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*  Boys and Girls Together (1964)
*  The Princess Bride (1973)
*  Marathon Man (1975)
*  William Goldman: Five Screenplays with Essays (1996)
*  Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade (2000)

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								Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade, Author: 
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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade
by William Goldman
It's rare to become successful in Hollywood as a screenwriter; even rarer when you've already done well as a novelist. Goldman managed to pull off this coup and hasn't minded writing about it in several informative, juicy titles about the film industry.

*Adventures in the Screen Trade  by William Goldman
*The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood? and Other Essays  by William Goldman
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								William Goldman: Five Screenplays with Essays, Author: 
								William Goldman.

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William Goldman: Five Screenplays with Essays
by William Goldman
"A screenplay is a piece of carpentry, and except in the case of Ingmar Bergman, it's not an art, it's a craft," Goldman said in 1981. Those interested in the craft shouldn't fail to pick up some of Goldman's finest examples of it.

*The Ghost and the Darkness  by William Goldman
*Absolute Power  by William Goldman
*William Goldman: Four Screenplays with Essays  by William Goldman