Gregg Hurwitz Biography
Gregg Hurwitz was born in 1973 and is currently 51 years old. Gregg Hurwitz was born in San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Hurwitz attended Harvard University where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Trinity College, Oxford where he received an M.A. Shakespearean Tragedy.
Gregg Hurwitz is the author of the Evan Smoak/Orphan X series which currently consists of 13 novels. The Evan Smoak/Orphan X series started in 2016 with the novel Orphan X. The most recently released novel in the Evan Smoak/Orphan X series was The Recital (Short Story) which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Evan Smoak/Orphan X series entitled Lone Wolf which is being released on February 13th, 2024.
Gregg is based in Los Angeles. Along with being an author, Gregg has also written screenplays. He wrote the TV adaptation of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS which was written by Joby Warrick, and also wrote the screenplay for The Book of Henry, a 2017 movie starring Naomi Watts. Gregg also has credit for writing on 7 episodes of the TV show V.
Gregg is also a comic book writer, and has written many comic books for both Marvel and DC Comics. He has written comics in the Batman: The Dark Knight series, as well as some Wolverine comics. Gregg also helped to write the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony.
Hurwitz works with the International Thriller Writers, and is the current co-president.
In an interview with The Book of Man, Gregg felt that The Day of the Jackal was a very influential thriller, and something that he always wanted to write a homage to. He felt his novel Out of the Dark was able to accomplish that. Two authors that were highly influential to Gregg as a kid were Stephen King and Peter Benchley.
A few of Gregg's titles have been listed by The Real Book Spy website including The Nowhere Man which was named one of the Best Spy Thrillers of 2017. In 2018 Hellbent made their list of Best Action Thrillers and in 2019 Out of the Dark was listed among their Top 10 Mystery & Crime Thrillers. Continuing to be recognized by the website, Prodigal Son would be named one of the Best Thrillers released in 2021 and in 2022 Dark Horse was listed among the top 15 Action, Political, Military, and Spy Thrillers of the year.
Gregg Hurwitz Awards & Accolades
Hurwitz's books have won multiple awards, Orphan X won the Suspense Magazine Awards, Crimson Scribe Award, in 2016 as well as the RUSA Awards - Adrenaline Award in 2017. The Rains won the International Thriller Writers Award, Best Young Adult Novel, in 2018.
The following novels by Gregg Hurwitz were also nominated for these awards:
- The Crime Writer / I See You: International Thriller Writers Award, Best Novel (2008). Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2008).
- Trust No One: Lefty Award, The Panik Award (2010).
- The Survivor: International Thriller Writers Award, Best Hardcover Novel (2013).
- Hellbent: SCIBA Awards, Best Mystery Novel (2018).
- Out of the Dark: Capital Crime Awards, Best Thriller Novel (2019).
- Prodigal Son: Sovas Awards, Best Thriller Voiceover Award (2021). International Thriller Writers Award, Best Audio Book (2022).
- Dark Horse: The Dead Good Reader Award, The Race-Against-Time Award for Best Action Thriller (2022).
Gregg Hurwitz: TV/Movies Based on Books
Gregg has written the screenplay for the movie adaptation of the first novel in the series, Orphan X. The book was never made into a movie however, with Warner Bros purchasing the film rights but then letting them expire. The company Makeready has acquired the rights and their plan is to release a TV shows based on the Orphan X series of novels.
Gregg Hurwitz F.A.Q
When was Gregg Hurwitz Born? How old is Gregg Hurwitz?
Gregg Hurwitz was born in 1973. Gregg Hurwitz is currently 51 years old.
Where was Gregg Hurwitz Born?
Gregg Hurwitz was born in San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA and is American.
What book awards has Gregg Hurwitz won?
: Suspense Magazine Awards Crimson Scribe Award (2016), RUSA Awards Adrenaline Award (2017). The Rains
: International Thriller Writers Award Best Young Adult Novel (2018).
What was the first book Gregg Hurwitz wrote?
The first novel written by Gregg Hurwitz was The Tower, published in 1999.
What was the most recent book Gregg Hurwitz wrote?
His most recently released work was The Recital (Short Story) (a short story) on November 7th, 2023.
Will there be any more books by Gregg Hurwitz?
Gregg Hurwitz has a new book coming out on February 13th, 2024 called Lone Wolf.
How many books has Gregg Hurwitz written?
Gregg Hurwitz has written 42 books across 20 series.
- 13 books in the Evan Smoak/Orphan X Series
- 5 books in the Tim Rackley Series
- 2 books in the Rains Series
- 10 Standalone Novels
- 6 Graphic Novels
- 3 books in the Batman: The Dark Knight Series
- 1 book in the Penguin: Pain and Prejudice Series
- 1 New Think Graphic Novels
- 1 book in the Detective Comics (2011) Series
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