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John Sayles has written three novels: The Pride of the Bimbos (1975); Union Dues (1977), which was nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Los Gusanos (the worms, 1991). With Gavin Smith, he published Sayles on Sayles (1998), in which he discusses his career and his films. In addition, his Thinking in Pictures: The Making of the Movie “Matewan,” which concerns his shooting of the mining film, was published in 1987. He has written many screenplays, a television series, and even one-act plays.