I Know This Much Is True

HBO limited series to premiere May 10th


Based on the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, adapted and directed by Derek Cianfrance.  This limited series follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers, played by Mark Ruffalo.  A family saga, it tells a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.

HBO’s I Know this Much is True to premiere this spring!

The six-episode limited series, based on my novel of the same name, is set to run this spring.


Wally Lamb’s “I Know This Much Is True” Green-lighted to be HBO Limited Series!

Wally joins as joint executive producer along with writer Derek Cianfrance and Mark Ruffalo, who will star as twins Dominick and Thomas Birdsey. Check out these stories from the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline Hollywood for more info!

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz in Conversation with Wally Lamb

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Come check out a conversation between Wally and Fran Lebowitz at the Garde at the Garde Theater in November!

Check out the events page for details.


I Know This Much is True to be HBO series starring Mark Ruffalo

I Know This Much is True is to be made into an 8-episode series by HBO, to be written by Derek Cianfrance and star Mark Ruffalo, who along with Wally will be an executive producer.

Click here for Wally’s interview with Susan Dunne in the Courant for more information!


Wally interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter

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Wally is featured in the most recent edition of The Hollywood Reporter, where he discusses I’ll Take You There, making a Metabook (see photo for Ben Alfonsi and Kathleen Turner recording a scene), and channeling the cinematic muse.

Click HERE to check out the interview, or copy the link below.

Please join me at the Brooklyn Museum for a screening of Anne Newman’s “Beauty and the Beer”

My upcoming novel, I’LL TAKE YOU THERE,and Anne Newman’s documentary film, BEAUTY and THE BEER, both examine the roles and expectations of American women from the 1940s to the present via the storied Miss Rheingold contest of yesteryear. Join Anne Newman, former Miss Rheingolds, and me for a screening of Anne’s film and discussion at NY’s Brooklyn Museum on Thursday October 6. The evening includes a pre-show reception with beer tasting and snacks. Click here for more information!

The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238, and can be reached at (718)638-5000.

Miss Rheingold Beauty Contest participants for 1959. Photo by Paul Hesse.

Miss Rheingold Beauty Contest participants for 1959. Photo by Paul Hesse.

Publication Dates Announced for I’ll Take You There

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We are thrilled to report that Metabook and HarperCollins have announced the publication dates for Wally’s new novel, I’ll Take You There. Metabook will publish the book as a multimedia app for the iPad and iPhone on Nov. 20 and HarperCollins will publish the hardcover, eBook, audiobook and large print editions on Nov. 22. The AP reported the story earlier this week.

An Interview with Nancy Whiteley

If you read our first York Prison anthology, COULDN’T KEEP IT TO MYSELF, you may remember Nancy Whiteley, one of our contributors. Interviewed here by Kat Bawden, Nancy recounts the heartache of giving up her child and the joy of their eventual reuniting. It’s 17 minutes long, but worth your time.



A Thank You to Harper Lee

Dear Miss Lee–Thank you for teaching me that fiction can be, simultaneously, entertaining and political, and that writing about a specific place can reveal universal truths. When I read your work, I am sent back to my own early years to rediscover the wisdom of the child I was before I came of of age and began to see “through the glass, darkly.” Rest in peace, Nelle Harper. I have been your grateful student. ~Sincerely, Wally Lamb


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