William Hjortsberg

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William Hjortsberg
Born 1941 (age 72–73)
New York City, New York
Occupation Novelist, screenwriter
Genre Mystery, screenwriting

William "Gatz" Hjortsberg (born 1941, New York City, New York) is a novelist and screenwriter best known for writing the screenplays of the movies Legend and Angel Heart.[1]

His novel Falling Angel was the basis for the film Angel Heart (1987).




  1. Hjortsberg, William (2012). Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan. Counterpoint Press. ISBN 9781582437903. 


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