David Schickler (born July 30, 1969 in Rochester, New York) is an American screenwriter and author, most recently of the memoir The Dark Path, published by Riverhead Books in September 2013. He is the co-creator and an executive producer of the Cinemax television series Banshee, which premiered in 2013. Season Three of "Banshee" began airing in January 2015. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling short story collection Kissing in Manhattan and the nationally bestselling novel Sweet and Vicious. He has written original and adapted scripts for Universal, Lions Gate, Sidney Kimmel and Wildwood Films.
His books have been published in nine countries and his stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, and Zoetrope: All-Story, as well as on Selected Shorts. His short story The Smoker won an O. Henry Award and was optioned by Paramount Pictures.
He graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and Masters from Columbia University. He now lives in New York City with his wife and children.
- Kissing in Manhattan (short story collection) (2001) ISBN 0-385-33567-9
- Sweet and Vicious (novel) (2004) ISBN 0-385-33569-5
- The Dark Path (memoir) (2013) ISBN 978-1594486456
- Andreeva, Nellie (August 11, 2011). "Cinemax Prepping Amish Country Series Executive Produced by Alan Ball". Deadline. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
- Gonzalez, Sandra. "'Banshee' gets a premiere date. Plus, see the first trailer – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO". Retrieved October 18, 2012.
- Lash, Jolie (November 4, 2014). "'Banshee' Season 3 Premiere Date Announced". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- David Schickler Home
- David Schickler Interview
- Full text of "Fourth Angry Mouse" by David Schickler
- 'Banshee,’ Cinemax’s Deliciously Over-the-Top Carnival of Sex and Violence, Is Must-See TV
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