Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer most renowned for his decades-spanning novel iThe Hours/i (1998) and its lauded 2002 film adaptation. After attending graduate school in creative writing, Cunningham ... Read more »
Born: 11/06/1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Writer (5)

Masters of Sex 2013 (Tv Show)

Teleplay

Beautiful Girl 2011 (Movie)

(spec) (Screenplay)

Evening 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

(from novel:"The Hours") (Source Material)
Producer (1)

Evening 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Michael Cunningham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer most renowned for his decades-spanning novel <i>The Hours</i> (1998) and its lauded 2002 film adaptation. After attending graduate school in creative writing, Cunningham began his career as a novelist, though he didn't gain notable recognition until the publication of his second book, the intricate and intimate tale <i>A Home at the End of the World</i> (1990). As a gay man, Cunningham found homosexuality to be a natural element in his work, as further evinced by the family saga <i>Flesh and Blood</i> (1995). Already established as an esteemed author, he reached a new level of success and acclamation with <i>The Hours</i>, which presents the stories of three women of different generations struggling with love and sexuality. The novel was subsequently adapted into a star-studded drama in 2002, and Cunningham himself later scripted a 2004 film version of <i>A Home at the End of the World</i>. His literary follow-up, <i>Specimen Days</i> (2005), had a relatively lukewarm reception, but his next novel, the pensive <i>By Nightfall</i> (2010), reasserted his status as major American writer.

EDUCATION

Iowa Writer's Workshop, University of Iowa

Stanford University

Milestones

2010

The highly anticipated <i>By Nightfall</i> released

2005

<i>Specimen Days</i> published

2004

The Cunningham-scripted adaptation of <i>A Home at the End of the World</i> appeared in theaters

2002

The movie version of <i>The Hours</i> released to accolades

1998

Received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

1998

<i>The Hours</i> arrived and received critical praise

1995

Published third novel, <i>Flesh and Blood</i>

1993

Won a Guggenheim Fellowship

1990

Released second book, <i>A Home at the End of the World</i>

1984

Published his first novel, <i>Golden States</i>

Bonus Trivia

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Revered actress Meryl Streep has appeared in two Cunningham-related films: "The Hours" and "Evening."

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