Neal Shusterman

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Neal Shusterman
Neal shusterman 2013.jpg
Shusterman at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Born Neal Shusterman
(1962-11-12) November 12, 1962 (age 53)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Website
storyman.com

Neal Shusterman (born November 12, 1962) is an American writer of young-adult fiction. He won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Challenger Deep.

Early life and education[edit]

Shusterman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Even from a young age, Shusterman was an avid reader. At age 8, Shusterman sent a letter to E. B. White, informing him that he believed Charlotte's Web needed a sequel. White replied, stating that he thought the book was fine as it was, requiring no sequel, but encouraged Shusterman to continue writing.[citation needed] At age 16, Shusterman and his family moved to Mexico City.[1] He finished high school there at the American School Foundation and quotes, "Having an international experience changed my life, giving me a fresh perspective on the world, and a sense of confidence I might not have otherwise." He attended the University of California, Irvine, where he double-majored in psychology and theater, and was also on the varsity swim team. During his years there, he wrote a popular humor column for the school paper.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After college, Shusterman worked as an assistant at Irvin Arthur Associates, a talent agency in Los Angeles, where Lloyd Segan became his agent. Within a year, Shusterman had his first book deal, and a screenwriting job. He currently lives in Southern California with his four children.[2]

Shusterman has received numerous honors for his books, including the National Book Award in 2015 for his novel Challenger Deep, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the 2008 California Young Reader Medal for The Schwa Was Here. He served as a judge for the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship in 2012.[3] Some of his other novels include The Dark Side of Nowhere, Everlost, Chasing Forgiveness, The Shadow Club, Bruiser, The Eyes of Kid Midas, and the Star Shards Chronicles: Scorpion Shards, Thief of Souls, and Shattered Sky. His novels Downsiders and Full Tilt have each won over 20 awards. Unwind has won more than 30 awards, and is now in development with Constantin Films as a feature film series. His novel “Scythe” is in development with Universal as a feature film. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter as simply "nealshusterman."

Shusterman has also written for TV, including the Original Disney Channel movie Pixel Perfect, as well as episodes of Goosebumps and Animorphs.[2] He is also adapting his novel “Challenger Deep” for 20th Century Fox.

Shusterman was invited by Orson Scott Card to write novels parallel to Ender's Game about other characters from the series, but schedules didn't permit, and Card wrote Ender's Shadow and the subsequent series himself.[4]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Fictional Series[edit]

The Accelerati Trilogy (with Eric Elfman)[edit]

Antsy Bonano[edit]

Dark Fusion[edit]

Shadow Club[edit]

Skinjacker Trilogy[edit]

Star Shards[edit]

  • Scorpion Shards (1995) [37]
  • Thief of Souls (1999) [38]
  • Shattered Sky (2002) [39][40]

The Unwind Dystology[edit]

The X-Files Universe[edit]

  • The X-Files Young Adult Series
  • 3) Bad Sign (1997) [writing as Easton Royce] [50]
  • 10) Dark Matter (1999) [writing as Easton Royce]
  • The X-Files Young Readers Series
  • 8) Voltage (1996) [writing as Easton Royce]

Novels[edit]

Picture Books[edit]

  • Piggyback Ninja (1994)

Short Stories[edit]

Short Story Collections[edit]

  • Darkness Creeping: Tales to Trouble Your Sleep (1993)
  • Darkness Creeping II: More Tales to Trouble Your Sleep (1995)
  • Mindquakes: Stories to Shatter Your Brain (1996)
  • Mindstorms: Stories to Blow Your Mind (1996)
  • Mindtwisters: Stories To Shred Your Head (1997)
  • Mindbenders: Stories to Warp Your Brain (2000)
  • Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales (2007)

Games[edit]

  • How to Host a Murder: Roman Ruins (1997)
  • How to Host a Murder: The Grapes of Frath (1997)
  • How to Host a Teen Mystery: Hot Times at Hollywood High (1997)
  • How to Host a Murder: The Good, the Bad, and the Guilty (1998)
  • How to Host a Murder: Tragical Mystery Tour (1999)
  • How to Host a Teen Mystery: Barbecue with the Vampire (1999)
  • How to Host a Murder: Saturday Night Cleaver (2000)
  • How to Host a Murder: Maiming of the Shrew (2001)
  • How to Host a Teen Mystery: Roswell That Ends Well (2002)
  • How to Host a Murder: An Affair to Dismember (2003)

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Guy Talk (1987)
  • It's Ok to Say No to Cigarettes and Alcohol (1988)
  • Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story (1989) with Cherie Currie
  • Kid Heroes: True Stories of Rescuers, Survivors, and Achievers (1991)

Poems[edit]

  • Shadows of Doubt (1993)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gale, Thomas. "Neal Shusterman Biography". BookRags. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b Shusterman, Neal. "Neal Shusterman: Bio". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Announcing the 2012 PEN Literary Award Recipients". PEN American Center. October 15, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Card himself describes the origins of the idea for Ender's Shadow and Shusterman's early involvement in the Foreword of some editions of Ender's Shadow, including ISBN 978-0-7653-4240-9)
  5. ^ "Past Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners". Horn Book Magazine. May 30, 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Winners". CYRM. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  7. ^ "2015 National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature". Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ Alter, Alexandra (19 November 2015). "Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Accelerati Trilogy, Book One: Tesla's Attic". Disney Publishing Worldwide. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  10. ^ Shusterman, Neal. "Tesla's Attic – Book Description". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  11. ^ "TESLA'S ATTIC". Kirkus Reviews. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  12. ^ "The Accelerati Trilogy, Book Two: Edison's Alley". Disney Publishing Worldwide. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  13. ^ Shusterman, Neal. "Edison's Alley – Book Description". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  14. ^ Shusterman, Neal. "June 2015 News Tidbits". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  15. ^ "The Schwa - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "THE SCHWA WAS HERE by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Antsy Does Time - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "ANTSY DOES TIME by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Ship Out Of Luck - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "SHIP OUT OF LUCK by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  21. ^ "Dread Locks - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "DREAD LOCKS by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Red Rider's Hood - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  24. ^ "DARK FUSION by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Duckling Ugly - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "DUCKLING UGLY by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  27. ^ "The Shadow Club - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "THE SHADOW CLUB by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "The Shadow Club Rising - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  30. ^ "THE SHADOW CLUB RISING by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  31. ^ "Everlost - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  32. ^ "EVERLOST by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Everwild - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  34. ^ "EVERWILD by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  35. ^ "Everfound - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  36. ^ "EVERFOUND by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  37. ^ "Scorpion Shards - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  38. ^ "Thief Of Souls - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  39. ^ "Shattered Sky - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  40. ^ "SHATTERED SKY by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  41. ^ "Unwind - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  42. ^ "UNWIND by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  43. ^ "UnWholly - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  44. ^ "UNWHOLLY by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  45. ^ "UnSouled - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  46. ^ "UNSOULED by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  47. ^ "UnDivided - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  48. ^ "UNDIVIDED by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  49. ^ "Digital Catalog - UnBound". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  50. ^ royce, easton (1997). the x files bad sign (first ed.). HarperCollins. ISBN 9780064471701. 
  51. ^ "SPEEDING BULLET by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  52. ^ "WHAT DADDY DID by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  53. ^ "THE EYES OF KID MIDAS by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  54. ^ "The Dark Side of Nowhere - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  55. ^ "THE DARK SIDE OF NOWHERE by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  56. ^ "Downsiders - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  57. ^ "DOWNSIDERS by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  58. ^ "Full Tilt - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  59. ^ "FULL TILT by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  60. ^ "Bruiser - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  61. ^ "BRUISER by Neal Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  62. ^ "Challenger Deep - Neal Shusterman". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  63. ^ "CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman , Brendan Shusterman - Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  64. ^ Archipelago, World. "Resurrection Bay - Neal Shusterman - E-book". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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