William Kotzwinkle (born 1938 or 1943) is an American novelist, children's writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977, and has also won the National Magazine Award for fiction. Kotzwinkle wrote the novelization of the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
He has been married to author Elizabeth Gundy since 1965.
List of works
- The Firemen (1969)
- Elephant Boy: A Story of the Stone Age (1970)
- The Day the Gang Got Rich (1970)
- The Ship That Came Down The Gutter (1970)
- The Return of Crazy Horse (1971)
- Hermes 3000 (1972)
- The Supreme, Superb, Exalted and Delightful, One and Only Magic Building (1973)
- The Fan Man (1974)
- Night Book (1974)
- Up the Alley with Jack and Joe (1974)
- Swimmer in the Secret Sea (1975) (actually a short story published in mass-market paperback format, as a sort of chapbook)
- Doctor Rat (1976)
- The Leopard's Tooth (1976)
- Fata Morgana (1977)
- The Ants Who Took Away Time (1978)
- Herr Nightingale And the Satin Woman (1978)
- Dream of Dark Harbor: A Ghostly Sea Story (1979)
- The Nap Master (1979)
- Jack in the Box (1980) (later re-titled as Book of Love at the release of the movie based on it)
- Christmas at Fontaine's (1982)
- Superman III (1983) (based on the screenplay by David Newman and Leslie Newman)
- Great World Circus (1983)
- Queen of Swords (1983)
- Seduction in Berlin (1985)
- The Exile (1987)
- The Midnight Examiner (1989)
- The Game of Thirty (1994)
- The Million-Dollar Bear (1995)
- The Bear Went Over the Mountain (1996)
- The Amphora Project (2005)
- The Game Of 30 (2007)
- Elephant Bangs Train (1971)
- The Oldest Man: And Other Timeless Stories (1971)
- Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of Inspector Mantis Mysteries (1983)
- Jewel of the Moon (1985)
- Hearts of Wood: And Other Timeless Tales (1986)
- The Hot Jazz Trio (1989)
- Tales from the Empty Notebook (1995)
- "The Curio Shop" (1980)
- "Fragments of Papyrus from the Temple of the Older Gods" (1988)
- "Blues on the Nile: A Fragment of Papyrus" (1989)
- "Boxcar Blues" (1989)
- "Django Reinhardt Played the Blues" (1989)
- "Horse Badorties Goes Out" (1973)
- "The Magician"
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) (original story, for the film)
- Book of Love (1990) (adapted from his novel Jack in the Box, for the film)
- ^ Eyer, Jim (c. 2008). "William Kotzwinkle". The Children's Literature Research Collections, Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
- ^ "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Teacher's Notes" (PDF). Penguin Active Reading, Teacher Support Program, Pearson Education Limited. c. 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
- ^ Eady, Brenda (27 May 1985). "From Any Angle, E.t.'s Biographer William Kotzwinkle Is Not An Alien to Success". People 23 (21).
- ^ http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/william-kotzwinkle/game-of-30.htm
- ^ Subsequent volumes identify Gundy as an uncredited contributor on the earlier books. The later books give her a co-author credit.