Excerpt of the Week: From Marathon Man by William Goldman

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 by Brittney

As we've just launched three novels by William Goldman in ebook form, we're delighted to feature this award-winning author and to share the below excerpt from Marathon Man, the thriller that inspired the classic movie. 

Marathon Man by William Goldman (Excerpt) by OpenRoadMedia



William Goldman (b. 1931) is an Academy Award–winning author of screenplays, plays, memoirs, and novels. Born near Chicago, he earned his bachelor of arts degree at Oberlin College, where he began writing fiction, followed by a master of arts degree at Columbia University. His first novel, The Temple of Gold (1957), was followed by the script for the Broadway army comedy Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (1961). He began writing for Hollywood soon after, and would script some of the finest films of the era, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President’s Men (1976), for which he won two Academy Awards.

Goldman continued writing novels, several of which he then adapted as screenplays, including the hit movies Marathon Man (1976), Magic (1978), and The Princess Bride (1987). He has also written acclaimed essays, and several memoirs of his career in Hollywood.

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