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William Goldman is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and is the author of the seminal book Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting. He has won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Screenplay (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for All the President's Men), and three Lifetime Achievement awards in screenwriting. His novels The Princess Bride and Marathon Man, are also published by Bloomsbury. He lives in New York City.
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