A LIFE AND TIMES OF A WRITER: INTRO
To The US
Ayn's Career Begins
Several years later, Ayn sold her first screenplay, "Red Pawn", to Universal Pictures in 1932. Her play, Night of January 16th, was produced on Broadway 3 years later. Her first novel, We the Living, was completed in 1934, a year prior, but was rejected several times before finally being published by the Macmillan company.
Her next book, The Fountainhead, was her first bestseller hit, after being rejected 12 times by publishers. The book gained steam by sheer word-of-mouth, and she was praised for her individualism.