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 Orphan X
Tell No Lies
Don't Look Back

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]

Hurwitz lives in Los Angeles.[1] He is married and has two daughters.[3]


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 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 28 languages.[citation needed]

He has written screenplays for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Studios, MGM, and ESPN, developed television series for Warner Bros. and Lakeshore. His recent novel, Orphan X, was picked up by Warner Bros. with Bradley Cooper on to direct and possibly star in the film.[4] Hurwitz will write the screenplay adaptation. His original screenplay, The Book of Henry, directed by Collin Trevorrow for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, recently wrapped shooting in New York. The cast includes Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent”), Jacob Tremblay (“Room”), Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace and Dean Norris.[5] Hurwitz has also written Wolverine, The Punisher, and Foolkiller for Marvel Comics,[6] 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.[7][8]




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. ^ Brown, Nell Porter (July–August 2009). "Slaying Dragons". Harvard Magazine. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kit, Borys; Ford, Rebecca (February 9, 2015). "Bradley Cooper in Talks to Tackle Orphan X for Warner Bros.". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Lowe, Kinsey (November 21, 2015). "Colin Trevorrow Tweets The Book of Henry Has Wrapped Filming". Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Gregg Hurwitz at the Grand Comics Database
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Gregg Hurwitz". Major Spoilers. July 3, 2012. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 

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