William Peter Blatty

Novelist, Author

1928 –

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Who is William Peter Blatty?

William Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. The novel The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his most well-known novel; he also penned the subsequent screenplay version of the film, for which he won an Academy Award. He also wrote and directed the sequel, The Exorcist III: Legion.

His most recent works include the novels Elsewhere, Dimiter, and Crazy. He is also featured in the upcoming 2014 Smoke And Mirrors anthology, featuring the teleplay "Hell Hospital" and the treatment "Faith".

In 2013, Demons Five, Exorcist Nothing: A Fable and Dimiter were re-released as revised editions with new covers and interior artwork. Each were limited to 250 signed copies.

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Born
Jan 7, 1928
New York City
Also known as
  • Bill Blatty
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Arab people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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