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John Sayles

John Sayles works as a fiction writer, screenwriter, actor and feature film director.  His novel Union Dues (1978) was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Critics’ Circle Award.  He has written over a hundred screenplays and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.  He has directed 18 feature films, with another, I Passed This Way, currently in progress.  His films Matewan and Lone Star, as well as his previous novel A Moment in the Sun, are often used for instruction in History and American Studies courses.  Yellow Earth is his fifth novel.


  • John Sayles On Tour

    Filmmaker and author John Sayles will hit the road in February for a national book tour to discuss Yellow Earth, “his densely textured, overtly political fifth novel”.

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