Dirk Wittenborn

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Dirk Wittenborn
Born 1952
New Haven, Connecticut
Occupation Screenwriter and novelist
Nationality American
Period 1980–present
Notable works Pharmakon (2008)
Fierce People (2002)
Spouse Kirsten Wittenborn
Children Lilo Wittenborn

Dirk Wittenborn (born in 1952[1] in New Haven, Connecticut[2]) is an American screenwriter and novelist.


Wittenborn was born into a family of scientists. He has two older sisters and an older brother. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and started writing in the early 1980s while working at Saturday Night Live. Wittenborn is married and has a child. His nephew is James Wittenborn "Jamie" Johnson, a film director, with whom he produced the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Born Rich.



  • Pharmakon (2008)
  • Fierce People (2002), cinematized in 2005 under the same name.
  • Zoë (1983) (republished 2004 as Catwalk)
  • Eclipse (1980)




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