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Shusterman at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
November 12, 1962
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Neal Shusterman (born November 12, 1962) is a popular and successful American writer of young-adult fiction.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Awards
- 4 Bibliography
- 4.1 Fictional Series
- 4.2 Novels
- 4.3 Picture Books
- 4.4 Short Stories
- 4.5 Short Story Collections
- 4.6 Games
- 4.7 Nonfiction
- 4.8 Poems
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early life and education
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. At age 16, Shusterman and his family moved to Mexico City. 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.
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.
Shusterman won 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. Some of his other novels include The Dark Side of Nowhere, Everlost, What Daddy Did, The Shadow Club, The Shadow Club Rising, 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. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter as simply "nealshusterman."
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.
Shusterman's is currently in early talks on writing for the upcoming Goosebumps video game.
- 2005 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award.
- 2008 California Young Reader Medal for The Schwa Was Here.
- 2015 National Book Award for Young People's Literature for Challenger Deep.
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The Accelerati Trilogy (with Eric Elfman)
- Hawking's Hallway (201?) 
- The Schwa Was Here (2004) ISBN 978-0756967192 
- Antsy Does Time (2008) ISBN 978-0525478256 
- Ship Out of Luck (2013) ISBN 978-0525422266 
The Unwind Dystology
- Unwind (2007) ISBN 978-1416912040 
- UnStrung (2012) (digital novella)
- UnWholly (2012) ISBN 978-1442423664 
- UnSouled (2013) ISBN 978-1442423695 
- UnDivided (2014) ISBN 978-1481409759 
- UnBound (2015) (short story collection) 
The X-Files Universe
- The X-Files Young Adult Series
- 3) Bad Sign (1997) [writing as Easton Royce] 
- 10) Dark Matter (1999) [writing as Easton Royce]
- The X-Files Young Readers Series
- 8) Voltage (1996) [writing as Easton Royce]
- Dissidents (1989)
- Speeding Bullet (1991) 
- What Daddy Did (1991) 
- The Eyes of Kid Midas (1992) 
- The Aliens Approach (1996) [writing as Easton Royce ]
- Mutiny (1996) [writing as Easton Royce ]
- The Dark Side of Nowhere (1997) ISBN 978-0316789073 
- Downsiders (1999) 
- Full Tilt (2003) ISBN 978-0689803741 
- Bruiser (2010) ISBN 978-0061134081 
- Challenger Deep (2015) ISBN 978-0061134111 
- Piggyback Ninja (1994)
Short Story Collections
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- Shadows of Doubt (1993)
- Gale, Thomas. "Neal Shusterman Biography". BookRags. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- Shusterman, Neal. "Neal Shusterman: Bio". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- "Announcing the 2012 PEN Literary Award Recipients". PEN American Center. October 15, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
- 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)
- "Past Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners". Horn Book Magazine. May 30, 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
- "Winners". CYRM. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
- "2015 National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature". Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
- Alter, Alexandra (19 November 2015). "Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
- "The Accelerati Trilogy, Book One: Tesla’s Attic". Disney Publishing Worldwide. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- Shusterman, Neal. "Tesla’s Attic – Book Description". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- "TESLA'S ATTIC". Kirkus Reviews. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- "The Accelerati Trilogy, Book Two: Edison’s Alley". Disney Publishing Worldwide. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- Shusterman, Neal. "Edison’s Alley – Book Description". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- Shusterman, Neal. "June 2015 News Tidbits". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- royce, easton (1997). the x files bad sign (first ed.). HarperCollins. ISBN 9780064471701.
- Official website
- Shusterman at Facebook
- Shusterman at Twitter
- Shusterman at Instagram
- Neal Shusterman at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Neal Shusterman at the Internet Movie Database
- Neal Shusterman at Library of Congress Authorities, with 49 catalog records