Critic Thomson to Release Next Book

Writer signs new deal with publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Last Updated: May 5, 2009 @ 12:19 PM
Film critic and historian David Thomson has signed a new deal with Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
 
The title of his next book will be “Let There Be Light: Filming the Twentieth Century.” 
 
His literary agent, former Los Angeles Times Book Review editor Steve Wasserman, told TheWrap that "Light" will “tell the story of the past 100 years through the movies, and how motion pictures and their makers were shaped by the era’s cultural, political, and aesthetic movements.” 
 
Thomson’s previous books "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film,” "Have You Seen. . .?,” “The Whole Equation” and a biography of David O. Selznick were published by Knopf. His biography of Orson Welles was published by Vintage. 
 
Thomson is a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New York Times, Film Comment, Movieline, The New Republic and Salon.