Carol Stream, Illinois – Oscar-nominated screenwriter and New York Times bestselling author Randall Wallace will publish a new novel with Tyndale House Publishers, currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2011.
Wallace’s book, a contemporary drama about a grieving young doctor’s journey to recover and employ his unique surgical skills, is tentatively titled The Touch.
“Randall Wallace has an innate ability to tell a story that stirs our desire to display the best human qualities—courage, nobility, sacrifice, and faith. That’s why we’re delighted to have the opportunity to partner together to bring his inspiring and compelling writing to a new and broader audience of readers,” said Karen Watson, Associate Publisher of Fiction, Tyndale.
Wallace has written four feature films: We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, The Man in the Iron Mask, and the 1995 Academy Award–winning film Braveheart. For his work on Braveheart, he received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. He is currently directing the film Secretariat, to be released by Disney Studios in the fall of 2010. A Southern California resident, Wallace is the founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.
In the publishing agreement with Tyndale House, Mr. Wallace was represented by Mel Berger
Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), and other resources for home and family. Within the past ten years, more than thirty Tyndale nonfiction or fiction books have become New York Times bestsellers, including the popular Left Behind fiction series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and novels by Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, and Joel C. Rosenberg. Tyndale is substantially owned by the Tyndale House Foundation. As a result, the company’s profits help underwrite charitable works around the world. Tyndale House is located in Carol Stream, Illinois.