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William Peter Blatty

USA (1928 - )

William Peter Blatty was born in 1928 in New York City. His parents were Lebanese and his very religious mother sent him to Catholic schools. He got his first degree at Georgetown University and his M.A. in English literature at George Washington University. Afterward, he went into the Air Force; it was during his time that he began his career as a writer.

He is perhaps best known as the author of The Exorcist and the writer/producer of the 1973 film based on that novel (he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay). An accomplished screenwriter and novelist, he has authored books such as The Ninth Configuration, Legion, and Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing. He also directed the film versions of Legion (aka "Exorcist III") and The Ninth Configuration.
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Anthologies containing stories by William Peter Blatty
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Elsewhere [short story] (1999)

Books about William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty recommends
Cast a Cold Eye
Cast a Cold Eye (1984)
Alan Ryan
"The writing is beautiful, haunting, hypnotic... the ghosts of Cast a Cold Eye have not left me."

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