Obituary: William Peter Blatty

Author William Peter Blatty (b.1928) died on January 12. Blatty is best known as the author of The Exorcist, which he adapted into a screenplay for the film, and which won Blatty an Oscar. He later wrote the screenplay and directed The Exorcist III. He became a full-time writer after he won $10,000 on You Bet Your Life. Blatty has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the The Horror Writers Association and three Saturn Awards.

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