Billy Hayes

Biography

Billy Hayes has been writing, speaking, acting, and directing in theater, film, and television since his escape in 1975. He lives with his wife, Wendy, in Los Angeles, still practices yoga daily, and appreciates every sweet, magical moment.

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Books

Midnight Return: Escaping Midnight Express
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,820. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Billy Hayes leapt from prison isolation to international notoriety when Midnight, the book about his 5 years in and escape from a Turkish prison, became a worldwide bestseller, and an Academy Award-winning film. Midnight Return chronicles his struggles and triumphs in that transition, tracing Billy's journey from desperation to freedom, self-knowledge, and healing.
The Midnight Express Letters: From a Turkish Prison 1970-1975
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The annotated letters that Billy Hayes wrote to his family, girlfriend, and friends during his 5 years in a Turkish prison, are the compelling raw source material from which Midnight Express--the worldwide best-selling book that became an Academy Award-winning film--is drawn. They tell Billy's story of both the events and the inner journey, with the urgency and intimacy of the moment.
Midnight Express
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,810. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The gut-wrenching true story of a young man's incarceration and escape from a Turkish prison, a classic story of survival and human endurance, told with humor, honesty, and heart, it became the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film of the same name. In 1970 Billy Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport with 4 pounds of hashish, given a life sentence, and made a dramatic escape after 5 years.

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