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Me and Orson Welles Novel

Me and Orson Welles: The Novel

"Richard, in the span of 269 breezy pages, falls in love, has his heart broken, sees his showbiz dreams crushed, and—beautifully, almost imperceptibly—becomes a man."
—Entertainment Weekly

Finalist for the James Thurber Award, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and the Benjamin Franklin Award for General Fiction.

A New York Public Library Best YA Book of the Year and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults.

Me and Orson Welles Film

Me and Orson Welles: The Film

"One of the best films I have ever seen about the theater."
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

"One of the year's ten best."
—David Denby, The New Yorker

"Art is a fairy tale we choose to believe in, and this movie, a fiction confected about real people, is too good not to be true."
—The New York Times


Me and Orson Welles: Film Trailers

U.S. trailer

U.K. trailer


Me and Orson Welles: Film Reviews

A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Roger Ebert

David Denby, The New Yorker

Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Philip French, The Guardian/Observer

Ten Best Films of 2009, The New Yorker

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Me and Orson Welles on All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan on WBAI, New York

Robert discusses the novel Me and Orson Welles on NPR's Morning Edition.