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Author William Peter BlattyWilliam Peter Blatty was born January 07, 1928 in New York, New York. He went on to The George Washington University for his master's degree in English Literature. He worked as a door-to-door salesman, as a truck relief driver, and as a ticket agent before enlisting in the United States Air Force where he ultimately became head of the Policy Branch of the USAF Psychological Warfare Division.

In the 1950s, Blatty worked as the public relations director at Loyola University of Los Angeles[8] and as the Director of Publicity at the University of Southern California. To promote his first book, Which Way to Mecca, Jack?, Blatty was a contestant on the Groucho Marx quiz show You Bet Your Life, winning $10,000: enough money to enable him to quit his job and write full-time.

Blatty is an American horror and thriller writer and filmaker. He wrote the novel The Exorcist (1971) and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an Academy Award. He has also written three non-fiction books.

Blatty also cowrote the screenplay of the hilarious Inspector Clouseau film, A Shot in the Dark.

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Crazy
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Dimiter
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Dimiter by William Peter Blatty

Elsewhere
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Blatty, William Peter - Crazy (Signed First Edition) Blatty, William Peter | Crazy | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2010 NY: Doherty  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2009 MD: Cemetary Dance  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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William Peter Blatty Bibliography


Novels

  • Which Way to Mecca, Jack? - 1959
  • John Goldfarb, Please Come Home - 1963
  • I, Billy Shakespeare! 1965
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane - 1966
  • The Exorcist - 1971
  • The Ninth Configuration - 1978
  • Legion - 1983
  • Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing: A Fable - 1996/Revised and re-released in 2013, retitled Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing: A Hollywood Christmas Carol
  • Elsewhere - 2009
  • Dimiter - 2010 / Revised and re-released in 2013; also published under the title The Redemption
  • Crazy - 2010
  • The Exorcist for the 21st Century - 2015

Autobiography

  • I'll Tell Them I Remember You - 1973

Non-Fiction

  • William Peter Blatty on 'The Exorcist': From Novel to Screen - 1974
  • If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty's Own Story of the Exorcist - 1978
  • Finding Peter: A True Story Of The Hand Of Providence And Evidence Of Life After Death - 2015

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