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William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his 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. His most recent works include the novels Elsewhere, Dimiter, and Crazy. In 2013, Demons Five, Exorcist Nothing: A Fable and Dimiter were re-released as revised editions with new covers and interior artwo...

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1981 Academy Award for Best Picture Nominees