About the Author

by John Colapinto

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Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s gripping ‘Ripley’ novels and the films of Hitchcock, ‘About the Author’ is a wickedly funny psychological thriller about literary ambition, envy and the lengths an author will go to get on the bestsellers list.

Despite a severe case of writer’s block, Cal Cunningham dreams of writing an autobiographical novel that will help him escape from his life as a penniless bookstore stockboy in upper Manhattan. Cal’s dream are threatened when he learns that his law student roommate harbours literary ambitions of his own. After two years of living together, Stewart has finished writing a page-turning novel – based on Cal’s life.

When a timely, fatal bicycle accident removes Stewart from the scene, Cal appropriates the manuscript as his own and places it in the hands of the legendarily ferocious literary agent Blackie Yeager.

Soon Cal realises his most outlandish fantasies of literary success. That is, until he discovers that someone knows his secret. For Cal, this means plotting not just his second novel, but also his first murder.

  • ISBN13 9780060097035
  • Publish Date 31 July 2001
  • Publish Status Permanently Withdrawn
  • Out of Print 21 April 2022
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint PerfectBound