Books by John Sayles

A MOMENT IN THE SUN by John Sayles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A long time in coming, with an ending that's one of the most memorable in recent literature. A superb novel, as grand in its vision as one of President McKinley's dreams—but not for a moment, as Sayles writes of that figure, "empty of thought, of emotion.""
Noted novelist/director Sayles (Union Dues, 2005, etc.) turns in an epic of Manifest Destiny—and crossed destinies—so sweeping and vast that even he would have trouble filming it. Read full book review >
DILLINGER IN HOLLYWOOD by John Sayles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Not much in the way of knockouts here, but plenty of solid shots. "
Ten stories from the legendary Hollywood director: some good, some passable, all worthwhile. Read full book review >
SAYLES ON SAYLES by John Sayles
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: March 12, 1998

"An invaluable companion piece to Sayles's films. (b&w photos, not seen)"
 This in-depth look at the work of one of America's most successful maverick filmmakers is another fine contribution to Faber and Faber's ``Directors on Directors'' series. Read full book review >
LOS GUSANOS by John Sayles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1991

"So all we have is the makings of a big book-and the distressing waste of a prodigious talent."
 With that Spanish title (translation: The Worms), and his liberal use of Spanish dialogue, Sayles is paying homage to the Cuban milieu of his first novel since Union Dues: a long, broken journey, starting in Miami, then weaving back through Batista's Cuba, Castro's Cuba, and Guatemala (training-ground for the Bay of Pigs Brigade). Read full book review >