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Dan Elish
Dan Elish

Dan Elish

Dan Elish wrote the book to the musical 13 which played at the Mark Taper Forum and won the 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for best production; he was also nominated for best writing. 13 went on to play on Broadway at the Jacobs Theater in the fall and winter of 2008. Dan is also the author of ten novels, including The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons (for kids),Nine Wives (for grown-up types), and Born Too Short, which won a 2004 International Reading Association Students’ Choice Award for young adult literature. Dan has also written scripts for TV (notably Cyberchase and The Wonder Pets) and has penned music and lyrics to numerous children’s musicals. He has won scholarships and fellowships to The Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Dan lives in New York with his wife and two children. www.danelish.com

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