The Minds of Billy Milligan

The Minds of Billy Milligan is a non-fiction novel portraying Billy Milligan, the first person in U.S. history acquitted of a major crime by pleading dissociative identity disorder.[1] The novel was originally published in 1981, written by Hugo Award-winning author Daniel Keyes, who received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brooklyn College in 1950.[2]

The Minds of Billy Milligan
1981 edition cover
AuthorDaniel Keyes
CountryUnited States
PublisherRandom House (1981)
Bantam Books (1982, 1995)
Publication date
October 1981
Media typePrint (hardcover & paperback)
Pages374 (1981)
426 (1982,1995)

The sequel, entitled The Milligan Wars,[3] was later published in Japan in 1994. According to the author, its release in the United States is tied to the release of the upcoming film adaptation entitled The Crowded Room.[4]




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  1. ^ "30 years later, multiple-personality case still fascinates". The Columbus Dispatch. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  2. ^ Coules, Bert; Keyes, Daniel (1993-01-01). The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon. Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-435-23293-1.
  3. ^ Keyes, Daniel (1994-01-01). ビリー・ミリガンと23の棺 = The milligan wars (in Japanese). 東京: 早川書房. ISBN 4-15-207863-4.
  4. ^ "Daniel Keyes FAQ". Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  5. ^ "KLP 1986 Preisträger". kurd-lasswitz-preis. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  6. ^ "sfadb: Seiun Awards 1993". Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  7. ^ "Edgar Award Winners and Nominees Database". Retrieved 2015-10-15.