William Kotzwinkle

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William Kotzwinkle
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter
Elizabeth Gundy
(m. 1965)
Website www.kotzwinkle.com

William Kotzwinkle is an American novelist, children's writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977, and has also won the National Magazine Award for fiction. Kotzwinkle wrote the novelization of the screenplay for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial . [1]


He has been married to author Elizabeth Gundy since 1965. [2]

List of works


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial series


Short stories

Children's books



  1. "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Teacher's Notes" (PDF). Penguin Active Reading, Teacher Support Program, Pearson Education Limited. c. 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  2. Eady, Brenda (27 May 1985). "From Any Angle, E.t.'s Biographer William Kotzwinkle Is Not An Alien to Success". People . 23 (21).
  3. Subsequent volumes identify Gundy as an uncredited contributor on the earlier books. The later books give her a co-author credit.

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