Award-winning playwright, poet, screenwriter, novelist, essayist and educator, Guy Gallo may be best known for his screenplay adaptation of Under the Volcano, the cult classic by Malcolm Lowry published in 1947 but considered “unadaptable for film” until Gallo’s version was discovered by John Huston in the early 1980s. He has written over a dozen screenplays, most notably Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for American Playhouse and The Enormous Radio (Tales from the Darkside), and plays, including Failing, which won the Phyllis Anderson Prize for Playwriting, The Shallow End and, most recently, Passage.
Gallo’s poetry and fiction have appeared in BOMB Magazine and Mississippi Review. His essay, “Gifts from NOLA,” was chosen by David Foster Wallace as a “notable essay for 2006” in The Best American Essays 2007. His book, Screenwriter’s Compass, has been called, “simply the best book about writing for the screen…” (Terry Jones).
He has taught at Columbia University School of the Arts, Barnard College and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
YEARNING’S END is Gallo’s first book of poetry. Another selection of poems will accompany violinist Peter Sheppard-Skaerved's “The Great Violins” (Athene/Divine Art).
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