Louis Begley

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Birthday
6, 1933
Birthplace
Poland
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1933 (age 85)
Birthplace
Poland

About

A PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award-winning writer, he most famously penned About Schmidt, a 1996 novel that was adapted into a 2002 film starring Jack Nicholson. Begley's other works include Wartime Lies, Memories of a Marriage, and As Max Saw It.

Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard Law School, he worked for Debevoise & Plimpton, a New York law firm.

Trivia

He was a National Book Award finalist.

Family Life

He was born in the Polish Republic to a Jewish family. He and his parents successfully escaped the Nazis by moving first to France and later to the United States. Begley married Anka Muhlstein in 1974.

Associated With

He wrote a biography of author John Updike.