Heywood “Woody” Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian and playwright. His large body of work and cerebral film style, mixing satire, wit and humor, have made him one of the most respected and prolific filmmakers in the modern era. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, philosophy, psychology, Judaism, European cinema and New York City, where he was born and has lived his entire life.

Books in order of publication:

Getting Even1966
Play It Again, Sam1969
Without Feathers1975
God1975
Death1975
The Kugelmass Episode1977
Manhattan1979
Love and Death1979
Side Effects1980
Annie Hall: Screenplay1980
The Floating Light Bulb1982
The Illustrated Woody Allen Reader1986
Hannah and Her Sisters1987
Zelig1990
Woody Allen on Woody Allen1993
Death Defying Acts1996
Three One-act Plays: Riverside Drive/Old Saybrook/Central Park West2003
Writer’s Block: Two One Act plays2005
Mere Anarchy2007
Conversations with Woody Allen: His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking2007
Midnight in Paris: The Shooting Script2011
Apropos of Nothing. Autobiography2020