Himself on This is Your Life (UK)
4/4/1920, Luton, Bedfordsire, UK
British born author whose novels were a fixture on the best-seller lists from the mid-1960s to the end of the 1980s. Hailey's novel, Airport, was made into a blockbuster movie series while another novel, Hotel, became a hit TV series in the 1980s.
Luton, Bedfordsire, UK
- Trivia & Quotes
Hailey: I don't think I invented anybody. I have drawn on real life.
Hailey: I set myself 600 words a day as a minimum output, regardless of the weather, my state of mind or if I'm sick or well. There must be 600 finished words--no almost right words.
Hailey's novel, Airport, stayed at number one on the New York Times bestseller list for thirty consecutive weeks.
Hailey's final novel was Detective, published in 1997.
Hailey reportedly read 27 books on the hotel industry as part of his research for his novel Hotel.
Hailey's wife, Sheila, wrote a book in 1978 entitled I Married a Best-Seller.