Allison Burnett




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Allison Burnett

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Allison Burnett grew up in Evanston, Illinois, the son of a clinical psychologist and a Northwestern University professor. After graduating from Northwestern, he was a fellow of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School. His novels include Christopher (a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA Literary Award), The House Beautiful, Undiscovered Gyrl, and Death By Sunshine.

His newest novel is The Escape of Malcolm Poe, published by Writers Tribe Books, Fall 2014.

Allison's essays, stories, book reviews, and poetry have appeared on various websites and in various publications.

Allison's screenwriting credits include Red Meat, Untraceable, Resurrecting the Champ, Feast of Love, Underworld Awakening, and Gone.


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Allison Burnett Maybe this will help: The world that we shift to at the end of the movie is merely the realistic version of the world that we have just left, the…moreMaybe this will help: The world that we shift to at the end of the movie is merely the realistic version of the world that we have just left, the world as presented by Katie, who has embellished and concealed and distorted things a bit to protect her identity and perhaps to inflate her sense of importance. Now we see who the people really were before Katie distorted them in her blog. But in the difference lies the difficulty in her mother (or us) ever discovering what happened to her. She has been lost in the miasma of social media.
In a way, the not knowing what happened to Katie/Amy is really the point of the movie.
What matters is not so much whether someone hurt Katie, it is that anyone might have, as her beauty, sexuality, youth, and recklessness inspired such intense anger and desire from men.....
I know it's difficult for many viewers, especially when so much art these days tells you everything, but you have to see if you can embrace the ambiguity. If you can, it becomes a much bigger and better movie. At least I think so.

I guess what I am saying is that the not knowing is truly the point, and it always was, from the moment I began writing the novel.
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Allison Burnett I have never really experienced it since my late twenties when I began writing every morning from dawn until lunch. I find that the routine of working…moreI have never really experienced it since my late twenties when I began writing every morning from dawn until lunch. I find that the routine of working every day (although now that I have kids, I take Sundays off) strengthens the imagination in the same way that daily workouts strengthen the body. (less)
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The House Beautiful
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Death By Sunshine
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The Escape of Malcolm Poe
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Death by Sunshine
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NOVELIST RICHARD KRAMER WRITES:

"Meet Malcolm Poe. He has decided, at a turning point in his life, to keep a journal in which he intends to confront his present, his past, his choices, and -- most of all -- his ghosts, which have all come back to haunt him, in a way that anyone who's reached fifty will identify with all too well. He tells us, as the book opens on New Year's Eve, that "this year... Read more of this blog post »
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The Escape of Malcolm Poe by Allison Burnett
"3.5 stars. Man hits 50, plans to leave his wife and relaunch his great writing life. Completely unravels and finally comes to terms with the loss of his son that he's never grieved. It was humorous and sad all at the same time. "
The Escape of Malcolm Poe by Allison Burnett
"Clearly I am a nasty person because I found Malcolm Poe's view of the world and the people around him to be very funny.

He's turned 50 and has felt trapped by family and job for too long. Anyone who's at that point in their lives will relate. He's..." Read more of this review »
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“Only on the Internet can a person be lonely and popular at the same time.”
Allison Burnett, Undiscovered Gyrl

“There are some things success is not. It's not fame. It's not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It's getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It's finding a way to bind together who have nothing in common but a dream. It's falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is love.”
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