Walter Tevis was an American novelist and short story writer. Whilst a student at the University of Kentucky, Tevis worked in a pool hall and published a story about the game for an English class. He would later revisit his love for pool in the novels THE HUSTLER (1959) and THE COLOR OF MONEY (1984), both of which would be adapted into multiple award-winning films starring Paul Newman. Among his other works, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1963) and MOCKINGBIRD (1980) are considered masterpieces of science fiction. Tevis died in 1984.
Tevis was a great storytellerWalter Tevis's most consummate and heartbreaking workLucid, spare, written with clinical precision ... superb - TIME OUTDon't pick this up at 10.30 p.m. if you want a night's sleep - SCOTSMAN