Erich Segal (June 16, 1937 – January 17, 2010) was an American author, screenwriter, and Classics Professor. He was best known for writing the phenomenally successful novel Love Story (1970), and the hit major motion picture of the same name. Love Story Film – the movie was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won Erich a Golden Globe for his screenplay. Oliver’s Story, the sequel to Love Story was published in 1977, the movie was released in 1978.
In December 2011 Love Story audio (read by the author) and Love Story ebook and Oliver’s Story ebook were re-launched in the US. You can download the audiobook, read by Erich, from iTunes, Audible or eMusic.
Erich was a remarkably talented man with an equal passion for teaching and writing. He taught Classics at Harvard, Yale and Princeton, and in his spare time wrote the screenplay for The Beatles Yellow Submarine amongst others. He also wrote musicals, songs (one with Charles Aznavour), and was a dedicated runner – competing in the Boston Marathon twenty times. This site details official information about him – his books, films and academic works. To hear Erich on Desert Island Discs click here.