Alan Gratz

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Birthday
27, 1972
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1972 (age 46)
Birthplace
Tennessee

About

Notable for young adult novels such as Something Rotten (2007), Fantasy Baseball (2011), Prisoner B-3087 (2013), and The Dragon Lantern: A League of Seven Novel (2015), Gratz is also recognized for his television writing work for the A&E series City Confidential.

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and his master's degree in Education from the University of Tennessee, he published his debut young adult novel, Samurai Shortstop (2006).

Trivia

In 2003, he was the co-recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Kimberly Colen Memorial Grant.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and he later settled in the western region of North Carolina.

Associated With

In 2004, Gratz adapted Washington Irving's famous short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" into a stage play that premiered at the Knoxville Actors Co-Op.