Thomas Tryon

Thomas  Tryon

Actor-turned-author Thomas Tryon (1926-1991) made his bestselling debut with The Other (1971), which spent nearly six months on the New York Times bestseller list and allowed him to retire from playing for good; a film adaptation, directed by Robert Mulligan and written by Tryon, was released in 1972. Harvest Home (1973) and Lady (1974) are two more novels by Tryon set in the fictional Pequot Landing of The Other. Crowned Heads (1976) followed the lives of four fictional movie stars, while All That Glitters (1986) looked at the dark side of Hollywood's golden period. A modern-day version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Night Magic (released posthumously in 1995) was a modern-day retelling of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.