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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Gene Hackman: Western Writer

From Galleycat - Actor Gene Hackman has sealed a deal to publish his next novel with Pocket Books. Entitled Jubal's Bounty, the new Western takes place in 19th century of New Mexico--recounting the adventures of "a brave young hero who is forced to take the law into his own hands after the murder of his family."
Deputy publisher Anthony Ziccardi acquired the worldwide rights to the book, and the deal was negotiated by Noah Lukeman of Lukeman Literary Management. The book will be published in July 2011.
Here's more about Hackman's literary career, from the release: "Prior to Jubal's Bounty, Hackman co-authored three novels, Wake of the Perdido Star (1999), Justice for None (2004), and Escape from Andersonville (2008) and received critical acclaim for his historically accurate, elegant writing."



Charles Gramlich said...

I didn't know Hackman had done any writing. I wonder how much of the co-authored works were really his and how much were name recognition things.

Oscar said...

I liked him as an actor, maybe his writing is as good.