Alex Michaelides – Critically acclaimed author talks about ditching screenwriting… and becoming a novelist

Alex Michaelides is the only ever UK debut writer to go straight in at number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. His novel, ‘The Silent Patient’, was the 2nd bestselling novel on Amazon in 2019, they named it their ‘thriller of the year’.

He’s followed it up with ‘The Maidens’, about an exclusive set of students at a University under the influence of a sinister Professor, and a murder he knows more about than he lets on.

We discuss his screenwriting career in Hollywood, why that didn’t work, how he moved on with it and discovered he was a novelist, not a dramatist. Also, how mediation helps him write, why he gives up the booze to tell stories, and how he got published when he moved back to the UK.

You can get a copy of the book here – https://amzn.to/3kS41qS

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