Rex Pickett

The Oscar-winning film of the same title. Sideways won over 350 awards, including the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, making Rex a two-time Oscar winner.

In 2011 and 2013, Rex published two Sideways sequels, Vertical and Sideways 3 Chile. In research for the latter novel, Rex discovered his love for Chilean wines. In 2012, Rex wrote Sideways the play and staged it to record-breaking success. In 2020, his Sideways: the Musical will see its premiere.

Rex grew up in southern California, graduated from the University of California at San Diego. The Rex Pickett Papers are now enshrined at Geisel Library’s Special Collections & Archives.