William Goldman has been writing books and movies for forty-five years. He has won three Lifetime Achievement awards for screenwriting, two Screenwriter of the Year awards, two Academy Awards (for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men"), and one English Academy Award. His novels include Marathon Man, which has made him very famous in dentists' offices around the world, Boys and Girls Together, The Temple of Gold, and The Princess Bride. He lives in New York City. "From the Hardcover edition."