Now that John Twelve Hawks' Fourth Realm trilogy is getting a screen treatment from Watchmen's Alex Tse, folks are becoming curious about the identity of the books' author, the elusive John Twelve Hawks.

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Twelve Hawks lives, by his own approximation, "off the grid." Twelve Hawks (which is a psuedonym) has never been seen live, will only communicate with his publisher over an untraceable number using a voice changer, and sends stand-in representatives to his book tours. His Wikipedia page is as spartan as they get.

Naturally, this has led to speculation over Twelve Hawks' true identity - past suspects have included Stephen King and Michael Chabon, and the NY Post has posited that Twelve Hawks is James Frey, the one-time Oprah favorite/famously discredited author of A Million Little Pieces. Frey's name has been bandied around as he was recently unmasked as Pittacus Lore, author of the I Am Number Four alien series that he penned with Jobie Hughes. Frey will not confirm or deny whether he is Twelve Hawks.

[via NYMag]

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