Erich Segal (June 16, 1937 – January 17, 2010) was an American author, screenwriter, and Classics Professor. He was best-known for writing the novel Love Story (1970), a best-seller, and writing the hit major motion picture of the same name. Love Story – the movie was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and he won 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 use the audio player on the right to hear an excerpt from the audiobook, read by Erich himself, and you can also download it instantly from iTunes, Audible or eMusic.
Other well-loved novels by Erich Segal include The Class, Doctors, Acts of Faith, Prizes and Fairy Tale.
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.