Frederic Raphael (b. 1931) is a prolific and wide-ranging author of screenplays and plays, novels and short stories, essays and reviews, histories and translations, and more. Born in Chicago and educated in England, he graduated from St. John’s College, Cambridge, before becoming a full-time writer. His screenwriting credits include Darling (for which he won an Oscar), Far from the Madding Crowd, Two for the Road, and, with the director Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut.
If Indecent Proposal had been written by Jean Rhys and shot by Edward Hopper, the result might have been something like In Love, in which lonely, searching strangers strive to make connections that will outlive last call at the local dive. “Hayes addresses the human condition and its heartbreaks with brevity and brutal honesty.”—The Guardian