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Alan Sharp (b. 1934 in Greenock) is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter.

Sharp's career began in 1965, with the publication of his acclaimed first novel, A Green Tree in Gedde. It was the first part of a proposed trilogy, but Sharp completed only one more novel, The Wind Shifts (1967), before migrating to Hollywood and becoming a much sought after screenwriter.

Sharp's most active period was the early and mid-1970s, when five of his screenplays became high-profile Hollywood feature films, most of them dealing with quintessentially American themes and characters. At least three are now recognized as classics of the New American Cinema of the 1970s: Peter Fonda's The Hired Hand, Robert Aldrich's Ulzana's Raid and Arthur Penn's Night Moves. Critic Walter Chaw has written, "On the strength of his scripts for The Hired Hand, Ulzana's Raid, and Night Moves, Scottish novelist Alan Sharp seems well at home with the better-known, more highly-regarded writers and directors of the New American Cinema. Sharp's screenplays are marked by a narrative complexity and situations gravid with implication and doom."

Critic David N. Meyer has incorporated an appreciation of Sharp's writing in his review of Night Moves. Following a description of an important seduction scene from the film, Meyer adds: "These delicious, poisonous moments - these cookies full of arsenic - come courtesy of Alan Sharp's venomous, entrapping, perfectly circular screenplay. It's hard not to regard him - rather than Penn - as the engine of Night Moves' enduring power. Sharp had an unbroken forty year career writing features and television."

His screenplays were considered mediocre by European critics, notably from Le Figaro and Kino.

Since the 1980s, Sharp has mostly been writing for American television; his 1993 television screenplay for The Last Hit was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His film projects include Sam Peckinpah's swan song The Osterman Weekend (1982), Rob Roy (1995), Dean Spanley (2008), which is based on the 1936 novella My Talks with Dean Spanley by Irish writer Lord Dunsany), and Burns (in production), a biographical film about Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet .

Sharp and writer Beryl Bainbridge are the parents of actress Rudi Davies.
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Total Books: 33
Consequences of Peace The Versailles Settlement Aftermath and Legacy 1919-2010
2011 - Consequences of Peace the Versailles Settlement Aftermath and Legacy 1919-2010 [Makers of the Modern World] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781905791743
ISBN-10: 1905791747
Genre: History
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Dean Spanley the Novel
2009 - Dean Spanley the Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007314270
ISBN-10: 0007314272
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh  the Lothians
2009 - A Grim Almanac of Edinburgh the Lothians (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750951050
ISBN-10: 0750951052
Genre: History
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David Lloyd George Great Britain Makers of the Modern World
2009 - David Lloyd George Great Britain Makers of the Modern World [Haus Histories] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781905791613
ISBN-10: 1905791615
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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The Versailles Settlement Peacemaking After the First World War 1919-1923
2008 - The Versailles Settlement Peacemaking After the First World War 1919-1923 [Making of the Twentieth Century] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780333800768
ISBN-10: 0333800761
Genre: History
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Ripper Notes The Legend Continues
2008 - Ripper Notes the Legend Continues (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780978911225
ISBN-10: 0978911229
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Lateral Leadership
2004 - Lateral Leadership (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861977236
ISBN-10: 1861977239
Genre: Business & Money
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Anglo-French Relations in the Twentieth Century
2000 - Anglo-french Relations in the Twentieth Century (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780415172929
ISBN-10: 0415172926
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Lateral Leadership Getting Things Done When You're NOT the Boss
1999 - Lateral Leadership Getting Things Done When You're Not the Boss (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006530077
ISBN-10: 0006530079
Genres: Business & Money, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medical Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Getting It Done How to Lead When You're Not in Charge
1999 - Getting It Done How to Lead When You're Not in Charge (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780887309588
ISBN-10: 0887309585
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fhren ohne Auftrag Wie Sie ihre Projekte im Team erfolgreich durchsetzen
1998 - Fhren Ohne Auftrag Wie Sie Ihre Projekte Im Team Erfolgreich Durchsetzen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783593360287
ISBN-10: 3593360284
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The Versailles Settlement Peacemaking in Paris 1919
1991 - The Versailles Settlement Peacemaking in Paris 1919 [Making of the 20th Century] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312055790
ISBN-10: 031205579X
Genre: History
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Wind Shifts
Wind Shifts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450003622
ISBN-10: 0450003620
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Night Moves
Night Moves (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552100267
ISBN-10: 0552100269
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Green Tree In Gedde
A Green Tree in Gedde (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780718104740
ISBN-10: 0718104749
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