Rex Pickett, a native of Southern California, is the author of the novel Sideways which was adapted into the award-winning film of the same title. Sideways won over 350 plaudits from critics and film organisations and was nominated for five Academy Awards and seven Golden Globes. After the film’s US release, Pinot Noir sales shot up by 16%. Pickett’s debut crime novel, The Archivist, will be released on 9 November 2021 by Blackstone Publishing.
The best advice I ever got
Take risks - from my father; Don't tell people what they don't need to know, former agent.
My life motto
People think I live a charmed life, but they wouldn't want to live the life I've lived in order to live the ostensibly charmed life I'm currently living.
I am currently reading
Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq
My most played music track
Sketches of Spain album by Miles Davis
If I didn't do my current job I would be
Skill I don't currently possess but would like to know
Understanding the inner consciousness of women.
My favourite kind of exercise
Bluff walks with Amtrak trains and squadrons of pelicans in twin accompaniment
I relax while
I'm in the middle of an automated car wash.
Creative epiphanies; grievances; fantasies of disappearing.
My essential newspaper/magazine
Too many to single one out
My desert island wine
The best chilled white Burgundy I have yet to drink
I have learned a lot from
Reading The Collected Works of C.G. Jung
My last meal and sip will be
Slow-cooked goat shanks and a Viña Casa Marin Pinot Noir from Chile