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Dan Elish

Dan Elish is the author of the novel Nine Wives (St. Martins Press, 2005) and The Misadventures of Justin Hearnfeld, See Publisher's Weekly Review, both published by St. Martins Press. Dan is also the author of Born Too Short, Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case, (S&S) which was picked as a Book for the Teenage 2003 by the New York Public Library and won a 2004 International Reading Association Students' Choice Award. He has also written several other novels for young adults including, The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks, 13, the novel, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, Jason and the Baseball Bear, and The Great Squirrel Uprising. Currently, 13, the musical for which he co-wrote the book with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown is opening on Broadway at the Jacobs Theater on Ocotber 5th, 2008. In his career, Dan has also written non-fiction books for young adults, scripts for kids' TV shows (in particular Cyberchase (PBS)), music and lyrics for six musicals, funny corporate videos, and played piano for various Off-Broadway productions. He has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and is a member of the Dramatist Guild. Dan lives in New York City with his wife and young daughter and son.
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