Neal Shusterman

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 his book Challenger Deep.

Neal Shusterman
Shusterman at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Shusterman at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Born (1962-11-12) November 12, 1962 (age 57)
Brooklyn, New York City
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Notable awardsNational Book Award for Young People's Literature
Website
storyman.com

Early lifeEdit

Shusterman was born on November 12, 1962, and raised in Brooklyn, New York. From a young age, Shusterman was an avid reader. At age 16, Shusterman and his family moved to Mexico City.[1] He finished high school there at the American School Foundation and is quoted as saying that "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 he was also on the varsity swim team.

CareerEdit

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 Florida.[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] 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. His book Skinjacker was a National Book Award winner and has comments from Orson Scott Card, BCCB, VOYA, and School Library Journal.

Shusterman has also written for TV, including the Original Disney Channel movie Pixel Perfect, as well as episodes of Goosebumps and Animorphs.[2] He has written for R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series and is also adapting his novel Challenger Deep for 20th Century Fox.

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

AwardsEdit

BibliographyEdit

Fiction seriesEdit

The Accelerati trilogy (with Eric Elfman)Edit

  • Tesla's Attic (2014) ISBN 978-1423148036[9][10][11]
  • Edison's Alley (2015) ISBN 978-1423148067[12][13]
  • Hawking's Hallway (2016) ISBN 978-1423155218[14]

Antsy BonanoEdit

Arc of a ScytheEdit

Dark FusionEdit

Shadow ClubEdit

Skinjacker trilogyEdit

Star ShardsEdit

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

The Unwind dystologyEdit

The X-FilesEdit

  • The X-Files Young Adult Series
  • 3) Bad Sign (1997) [writing as Easton Royce][50] novelization of The X-Files episode Syzygy
  • 10) Dark Matter (1999) [writing as Easton Royce] novelization of The X-Files episode Soft Light
  • The X-Files Young Readers Series
  • 8) Voltage (1996) [writing as Easton Royce] novelization of The X-Files episode D.P.O.
  • 9) E.B.E. (1996) co-authored with Les Martin [writing as Easton Royce] novelization of The X-Files episode E.B.E.

Space: Above and BeyondEdit

  • 1) The Aliens Approach (1996) [writing as Easton Royce] novelization of the pilot episode of the Space: Above and Beyond TV series
  • 3) Mutiny (1996) [writing as Easton Royce] novelization of the Space: Above and Beyond episode, Mutiny

NovelsEdit

Picture booksEdit

  • Piggyback Ninja (1994) Illustrated by Joe Boddy

Short storiesEdit

Short story collectionsEdit

  • 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)
  • Violent Ends (2015) co-authored with 17 other authors including, Brendon Shusterman, Shaun David Hutchinson, and Beth Revis

GamesEdit

  • 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)

NonfictionEdit

  • 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)

PoemsEdit

  • "Shadows of Doubt" (1993)

Screenwriting creditsEdit

TelevisionEdit

FilmEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gale, Thomas. Neal Shusterman Biography. BookRags. Retrieved May 8, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Shusterman, Neal. "Neal Shusterman: Bio". storyman.com. Self published. Archived from the original on June 20, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  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 November 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Winners". CYRM. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  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 (November 19, 2015). "Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award". The New York Times. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Accelerati Trilogy, Book One: Tesla's Attic". Disney Publishing Worldwide. January 23, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  10. ^ Shusterman, Neal. "Tesla's Attic – Book Description". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "TESLA'S ATTIC". Kirkus Reviews. December 7, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  12. ^ "The Accelerati Trilogy, Book Two: Edison's Alley". Disney Publishing Worldwide. December 4, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  13. ^ Shusterman, Neal. "Edison's Alley – Book Description". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  14. ^ Shusterman, Neal (June 3, 2015). "June 2015 News Tidbits". storyman.com. Self published. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  15. ^ "The Schwa – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "THE SCHWA WAS HERE by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "Antsy Does Time – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  18. ^ "ANTSY DOES TIME by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ship Out Of Luck – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  20. ^ "SHIP OUT OF LUCK by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  21. ^ "Sythe – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  22. ^ "Four Questions for Neal Shusterman". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  23. ^ "Dread Locks – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  24. ^ "DREAD LOCKS by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  25. ^ "Red Rider's Hood – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  26. ^ "DARK FUSION by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  27. ^ "Duckling Ugly – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  28. ^ "DUCKLING UGLY by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  29. ^ "The Shadow Club Rising – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  30. ^ "THE SHADOW CLUB RISING by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  31. ^ "Everlost – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  32. ^ "EVERLOST by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  33. ^ "Everwild – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  34. ^ "EVERWILD by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  35. ^ "Everfound – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  36. ^ "EVERFOUND by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  37. ^ "Scorpion Shards – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  38. ^ "Thief Of Souls – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  39. ^ "Shattered Sky – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  40. ^ "SHATTERED SKY by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  41. ^ "Unwind – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  42. ^ "UNWIND by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  43. ^ "UnWholly – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  44. ^ "UNWHOLLY by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  45. ^ "UnSouled – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  46. ^ "UNSOULED by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  47. ^ "UnDivided – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  48. ^ "UNDIVIDED by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  49. ^ "Digital Catalog – UnBound". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  50. ^ royce, easton (1997). the x files bad sign (first ed.). HarperCollins. ISBN 9780064471701.
  51. ^ "SPEEDING BULLET by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  52. ^ "WHAT DADDY DID by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  53. ^ "THE EYES OF KID MIDAS by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  54. ^ "The Dark Side of Nowhere – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  55. ^ "THE DARK SIDE OF NOWHERE by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  56. ^ "Downsiders – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  57. ^ "DOWNSIDERS by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  58. ^ "Full Tilt – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  59. ^ "FULL TILT by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  60. ^ "Bruiser – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  61. ^ "BRUISER by Neal Shusterman – Kirkus Reviews". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  62. ^ "Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman". Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  63. ^ Archipelago, World. "Resurrection Bay – Neal Shusterman – E-book". Retrieved June 25, 2016.

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