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11 Novelists Who Also Directed Films

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Novelists spend a lot of time by themselves, in front of a word processor, furiously slapping their fingers against a keyboard. Sometimes they get lucky and spell out coherent words, other times they “accidentally” download internet pornography. It’s a tricky balancing act, and only the most talented writers are able to figure out a method that allows them to do both. Sometimes novelists need a break from the written word AND pornography, however, which I admit does sound bizarre, but it’s true. Which is how, once in a while, we end up witnessing a novelist venture out into the world of filmmaking—specifically, in the examples presented in this article, directing. Novelists such as…

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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME Netflix Adaptation

Devil All the Time Netflix

Knockemstiff is such an amazing name for a town, you’d have a hard time believing it’s authentic. But, residing in the area of Ross County, Ohio, with an estimated population of 56,753 people, it is very much a real town. Back in the 1950s, the population was only about 450, and—according to author Donald Ray Pollock—the majority of its residents were “connected by blood through one godforsaken calamity or another.”

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