Ralph Pezzullo is a New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
Born in New York City, he grew up in Mexico, Vietnam, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay and Nicaragua. After receiving a Master’s Degree in international affairs he worked on Capitol Hill and later as a correspondent for Associated Press covering assignments in Latin America.
His books have been published in over twenty languages and include Jawbreaker (with CIA operative Gary Berntsen), Inside SEAL Team Six (with Don Mann), The Walk-In, At the Fall of Somoza, Plunging Into Haiti (winner of the 2006 Douglas Dillon Prize for American Diplomacy), The Chopin Manuscript (winner of the 2008 Audio Book of the Year), Eve Missing, Blood of My Blood, Most Evil (with Steve Hodel), The Navy SEAL Survival Handbook (also with Don Mann), Zero Footprint, Left of Boom, Full Battle Rattle, and the SEAL Team Six thrillers Hunt the Wolf, Hunt the Scorpion, Hunt the Falcon, Hunt the Jackal, Hunt the Fox, Hunt the Dragon and Hunt the Viper.
He has also written for television and film, writing screenplays for all the major film studies and working with directors Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, George Gallo, Roger Donaldson, and others. His screenplay, An Unacceptable Person, was the recipient a Writer’s Guild East Foundation New Screenplay Award. And his radio drama series, The Life and Times of the Swamp Fox, was funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities, broadcast on PBS and the BBC, and nominated for a Peabody Award.
His plays, all of which have been produced in New York City, include Dear Friends, On That Day, Eating the Shadow, The Education of One Miss February, From Behind the Moon, Ghosts in the Dining Room, Bad Moon Rising, Gauguin’s Parrot, Asylum, Hide Mother in My Heart, Spain, and Okeechobee Split. They have also been performed in London, Mexico City, Copenhagen, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Seattle. Tail of the Tiger was honored by the Kesselring Committee of the National Arts Club, and Wilderness of Mirrors was Winner of the Center Theater International Play Contest. He has been the recipient of six Jerome Foundation playwriting fellowships. His latest play The American Wife opened at The Park Theatre in London in September 2016.
Ralph is a member of the Writer’s Guild, Author’s League of America, Mystery Writer’s Association, International Thriller Writers, and PEN USA; and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
He lives in Los Angeles.
Books in order of publication:
|Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander||2005|
|Plunging Into Haiti: Clinton, Aristide, and the Defeat of Diplomacy||2006|
|The Chopin Manuscript||2007|
|Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel||2009|
|Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors||2011|
|Blood of My Blood||2012|
|Hunt the Wolf||2012|
|Hunt the Falcon||2013|
|Hunt the Scorpion||2013|
|Hunt the Jackal||2014|
|Hunt the Fox||2015|
|Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda||2016|
|SEAL Team Six Book 6: Hunt the Dragon||2016|
|Hunt the Viper||2018|
|Hunt the Leopard||2019|