Gregg Hurwitz

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Gregg Hurwitz
Born Bay Area
Occupation novelist and comic book writer
Nationality American
Education Masters
Alma mater Harvard University, Trinity College, Oxford
Genre Crime
Notable works Batman: The Dark Knight
Foolkiller: White Angels
Penguin: Pain and Prejudice

Gregg Andrew Hurwitz is an American author of crime novels and comic books.

Personal life and education[edit]

Hurwitz grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area[1] graduating from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. While completing a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University (1995) and a master's from Trinity College, Oxford in Shakespearean tragedy (1996), he wrote his first novel. He was the undergraduate scholar-athlete of the year at Harvard for pole vaulting and played college soccer in England, where he was a Knox Fellow.[2]

He lives in Los Angeles.[1]


Hurwitz is the author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, Troubleshooter, Last Shot, The Crime Writer, Trust No One, Don't Look Back, and the upcoming Orphan X. His books have been shortlisted for best novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers, nominated for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, chosen as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs, honored as Book Sense Picks, and translated into twenty-five languages.

He has written screenplays for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Studios, MGM, and ESPN, developed television series for Warner Bros. and Lakeshore, written Wolverine, Punisher, and Foolkiller for Marvel Comics,[3] and published numerous academic articles on Shakespeare. He has taught fiction writing in the USC English Department, and guest lectured for UCLA, and for Harvard in the United States and around the world. In the course of researching his thrillers, he has snuck onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swam with sharks in the Galápagos Islands, and gone undercover into mind-control cults. He has written and produced season two of the TV show V.

He became the writer of Batman: The Dark Knight for DC Comics in 2012.[4][5]




DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]



  • V (2011)


  1. ^ a b Wilkens, John (July 23, 2011). "For Hurwitz, thrillers come when sleep won’t". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sisterson, Craig (May 20, 2011). "Gregg Hurwitz: Writing from experience". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gregg Hurwitz at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ Phegley, Kiel (August 3, 2012). "The Bat Signal: Gregg Hurwitz Makes The Dark Knight A 'Survivor'". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 7, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Interview: Gregg Hurwitz". Major Spoilers. July 3, 2012. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 

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