Books by Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo has written books about:
NPR stories about Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo isn't known for his strong female characters — but if you've read his pre-Godfather work, The Fortunate Pilgrim, you might think otherwise. Author Zoe Ferraris recommends this book, which is based on Puzo's own mother. Do you have a favorite literary matriarch? Tell us in the comments.
In the fall of 2002, the late Mario Puzo's publisher held a contest to choose Puzo's successor. The winner was Mark Winegardner, who tells NPR's Scott Simon about the process of writing The Godfather Returns.