Award-winning journalist, novelist and non-fiction writer Ron Powers has finished work on a screenplay for RIVER SEASON.
As TV and radio columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, Mr. Powers won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 becoming the first television critic to do so. He later won an Emmy Award for his work on CBS News Sunday Morning but is perhaps best-known for his definitive biography, MARK TWAIN; A LIFE, and the 2001 New York Times #1 Bestseller, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, which he co-authored with James Bradley. The book was later made into an award-winning movie directed by Clint Eastwood. His most recent book, NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE is the highly acclaimed, heartbreaking story of his own family and the treatment of mental illness in America today.
In addition to writing, Mr. Powers has taught for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Salzburg Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, and Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
His RIVER SEASON screenplay is currently being shopped to Hollywood.