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Nic Pizzolatto


An award-winning novelist and short-story writer, he is the author of the collection 'Between Here and the Yellow Sea' and the novel 'Galveston.' He is originally from Southwest Louisiana, and taught literature at several universities, including the University of Chicago, before going into screenwriting in 2010. His fiction has been translated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

True Detective
(2014-2015)
The Magnificent Seven
(2016)
Galveston
Galveston Writer
The Killing
The Killing Writer
(2011)

Filmography

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 2016 The Magnificent Seven (screenplay) (completed)
  True Detective (TV Series) (written by - 16 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (created by - 9 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (creator - 7 episodes, 2014)
- Omega Station (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Other Lives (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Down Will Come (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2011 The Killing (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Orpheus Descending (2011) ... (written by)
- What You Have Left (2011) ... (written by)
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 2014-2015 True Detective (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Omega Station (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Other Lives (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Down Will Come (2015) ... (executive producer)
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 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Bartender
- Who Goes There (2014) ... Bartender
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 2014 The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
 2013 Making True Detective (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Executive Producer / Writer
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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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And if we're talking about hard-boiled detectives, too, what could be more hardboiled than the worldview of Ligotti or Cioran? They make the grittiest of crime writers seem like dilettantes. Next to "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race," Mickey Spillane seems about as hard-boiled as bubble gum.[2014] See more »

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Moved with his family to Los Angeles in 2010. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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