Anthony McCarten’s debut novel, Spinners, won international acclaim, and was followed by The English Harem, the award-winning Death of a Superhero, and Show of Hands. The four books have been translated into fourteen languages. McCarten has also written twelve stage plays, including the worldwide success Ladies’ Night, which won France’s Molière Prize and the Meilleure Pièce Comique in 2001. Also a film-maker, he has thrice adapted his own plays or novels into feature films, most recently Death of a Superhero (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Anthony divides his time between London and Los Angeles.
A truly remarkable book!
- Historical Novel Society, UK
Thomas Edison holds over 1,000 patents including the light bulb and the phonograph, but he is broke. To the rescue rides the “world’s banker,” J. P. Morgan, with his offer of almost unlimited cash if the two men will join forces to illuminate America and bring about a revolution in the way the...Forward
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Anthony McCarten nominated for best writing (adapted screenplay) for “The Theory of Everything,” the life story about Stephen Hawking, which was also nominated for best picture.
Anthony McCarten is...Forward
“Theory of Everything: Getting Jane Hawking’s permission,” by Amy Kaufman for the Los Angeles Times
A decade ago, screenwriter Anthony McCarten showed up on Jane Hawking’s doorstep. He hadn’t...Forward
Congratulations to Anthony McCarten, author of Brilliance (Hawthorne Books, 9/14) and the screenplay for the Stephen Hawking drama, “The Theory of Everything,” which premiered Sunday at the Toronto...Forward
Thomas Alva Edison, the subject of Brilliance, presided over a workshop that produced hundreds of inventions patented in his name, perhaps most iconically the electric lightbulb. His life has become...Forward
What keeps you awake at night?
Everything that can wait until tomorrow.
When were you happiest?
When I realized that a congenial monotony is the best anyone can hope for. I’m not sure how old I...Forward
Fast and Loose: sounds like a cricket term for a ball badly bowled. It derives, actually, from a medieval cheating game, where something seemingly stuck “fast” becomes, in an apparent act of...Forward
Hawthorne Books is excited to announce its partnership with ICM and Rocking Stone Media. I have before me the fabulous opportunity to work with agent Ron Bernstein and production designer turned...Forward