William Peter Blatty was born on January 7, 1928, and died on January 12, 2017.
He was an American writer and filmmaker.
He wrote The Exorcist, in 1971.
Blatty’s most well-known novel; he also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, for which he won an Academy Award, and wrote and directed the sequel The Exorcist III.
Blatty most recent works include the novels Elsewhere (2009), Dimiter (2010), and Crazy (2010).
During 2013, Demons Five, Exorcist Nothing: A Fable (1996) and Dimiter (2010) were re-released as revised editions with new covers and interior artwork.
The book was limited to 250 signed copies.
The former had its subtitle changed from A Fable to A Hollywood Christmas Carol.
Blatty’s upcoming publications include The Exorcist For The 21st Century featuring “an original and never before published adaptation for a new miniseries of Blatty’s classic novel,” and a non-fiction book that is “part funny memoir and part proof of life after death,” titled Finding Peter: A True Story Of The Hand Of Providence And Evidence Of Life After Death.
Blatty was also featured in the 2014 Smoke And Mirrors anthology, featuring the teleplay “Hell Hospital” and the treatment “Faith.
William Peter Blatty passed away at 89 years old.