Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Orphan X series -- Evan Smoak is a man with a dangerous past who has skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. Gregg has also published poetry, academic, political, and cultural articles, screenplays and is a bestselling comic book writer. In short, Gregg is a non-stop creative machine and even helped write the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He has a reputation for dogged research leading to action-packed adventures, including sneaking onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALS, swimming with sharks, and going undercover into mind control cults.
Even his recreational pursuits seem bigger than life: wrestling with his Rhodesian ridgebacks, doing hot yoga, and drinking bourbon. He is also a political activist, working hard to lessen the current polarization in politics and culture. To that end, he's produced several hundred commercials which have had more than a hundred million views on digital and television platforms and won multiple American Advertising Awards. His editorial pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and others. All of that said, Gregg describes his day-to-day life as hum drum. “I wake up, have coffee, go into my office, and write all day.” His new Orphan X thriller The Last Orphan is out in February 2023.
Meet Gregg Hurwitz in conversation with Humphrey Hawksley on a special Goldster Author to Author at 8pm on January 20th 2023.