Alan Gratz

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Alan Michael Gratz (born January 27, 1972) is the author of 14 novels for young adults including Prisoner B-3087 and Code of Honor. Gratz currently lives in western North Carolina.[1]

Gratz was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and a Master's degree in English Education, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • Samurai Shortstop (Dial Books, 2006)[2]
  • Something Rotten (Dial, 2007)[3]
  • Something Wicked (Dial, 2008)
  • The Brooklyn Nine: A novel in nine innings (Dial, 2010)
  • Fantasy Baseball (Dial, 2011)
  • Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game (Simon Spotlight, 2012)
  • Prisoner B-3087 (Scholastic, 2013)
  • The League of Seven (Tor Forge, 2014)
  • The Dragon Lantern: A League of Seven Novel (Tor Forge, 2015)
  • Code of Honor (Scholastic, 2015)
  • The Monster War: A League of Seven Novel (Tor Forge, 2016)
  • Projekt 1065 (Scholastic, 2016)

Produced plays[edit]

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Knoxville Actors Co-op, 2004), adapted from the 1820 short story by Washington Irving
  • Measured in Labor: The Coal Creek Project (Knoxville Actors Co-op, 2004)
  • Young Hickory (Knoxville Actors Co-op, 1999)
  • The Gift of the Magi (Knoxville Actors Co-op, 1999), adapted from the 1905 short story by O. Henry
  • Indian Myths and Legends (Knoxville Actors Co-op, 1998)
  • Sweet Sixteen (Knoxville Actors Co-op, 1998)

Other writing credits[edit]

  • Episodes of the A&E Network show City Confidential[1]
    • Somerset, KY: A Killer Campaign (2004)
    • Lexington, KY: A Parting Shot (2004)
    • Seattle, WA: The Long Walk Home (2004)
    • Pikeville, KY: Kentucky Gothic (2005)
  • The League of Seven Prequels
    • "Join, or Die: A League of Seven Short Story" Malaprop's Bookstore exclusive preorder Chapbook (2014)
    • "Hero of the Five Points" exclusive short story (2014)

Grants and awards[edit]

  • Finalist, 2002 Marguerite deAngeli Contest (now known as the Delacorte Dell Yearling Contest for a First Middle-Grade Novel)
  • Co-winner, 2003 Kimberly Colen Memorial Grant from SCBWI[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Author". Alan Gratz ( Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ "(review of) Samurai Shortstop BR 17085". Braille Book Review. Library of Congress. November–December 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ Cynthia Leitich Smith (November 24, 2007). "Author Interview: Alan Gratz on Something Rotten: A Horatio Wilkes Mystery". Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  4. ^ "Awards & Grants". Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 

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