Dirk Cussler

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Dirk Cussler
Born1961 (age 57–58)
Alma materBerkeley
Known forBeing the son of Clive Cussler
Notable work
Dirk Pitt series
RelativesClive Cussler (father)

Dirk Cussler (born 1961) is an American author. He is the son of best selling author Clive Cussler and a co-author of several Dirk Pitt adventure novels, as well as being the namesake for the Pitt character.

Early life and education[edit]

Cussler was born in 1961;[1] he has an MBA from Berkeley.[2]


Cussler worked for many years in finance before assisting his father with writing the latest novels in the Dirk Pitt series.[3] Cussler also plays an integral part in the non-profit foundation National Underwater and Marine Agency, which was founded by his father. Cussler is head of the counsil of NUMA and is also a member of the NUMA's Board of Trustees.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Cussler, Dirk". Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek (in German). Germany: Deutschen Nationalbibliothek. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Dirk Cussler - Penguin Random House". PenguinRandomhouse.com.
  3. ^ "MSB - Dirk Cussler on his latest book, Odessa Sea". BlogTalkRadio. Retrieved 19 June 2019.