From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- A professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, or reports which are officially credited to another person.
A ghostwriter is a professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, reports, or other content which are officially credited to another person. Celebrities, executives, and political leaders often hire ghostwriters to draft or edit autobiographies, magazine articles, or other written material. In music, ghostwriters are used in film score composition, as well as in pop music such as Top 40, country, and hip-hop. The ghostwriter is sometimes acknowledged by the author or publisher for his or her writing services.
As a subject in movies and novels
Movies and novels about ghostwriter:
- Claude Lelouch's 2006 film Roman de gare
- Philip Roth's 1979 novel The Ghost Writer
- Alan Cumming's 2007 horror film Ghost Writer, formerly Suffering Man's Charity
- Roman Polanski's 2010 film The Ghost Writer