Meyer, Nicholas, 1945-....

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Birth 1945-12-24

Biographical notes:

Nicholas Meyer, screenwriter. Philip Roth, novelist.

From the description of The human stain : screenplay, 2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468137

Nicholas Meyer was born in New York City on December 24, 1945. After high school he moved to Iowa City, where he attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in speech and dramatic art. Meyer was honored with a Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 1976 and later became a member of the President's Club, establishing the Nicholas Meyer Playwriting Scholarship. After graduation from Iowa, Meyer returned to New York City where he took a job as a unit publicist on set of Paramount Picture's Love Story. It was this experience that spawned his first book, The Love Story Story. At age twenty-eight, Nicholas Meyer published his best selling novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. He then went on to write the screen adaptation, which earned him an academy award nomination. Meyer has published a number of novels since The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, including The West End Horror, Black Orchid, and Confessions of a Homing Pigeon. He made his debut as a director in 1979 with the film Time After Time (for which he also wrote the screenplay). His career as a motion picture director and writer is now firmly established having written and/or directed a number of films including Volunteer, Star Trek's II and IV, and Sommersby. He has also done quality work for television.

From the description of Papers of Nicholas Meyer, 1945-2000 1980s and 1990s. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 216934536


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