Trey Ellis

Novelist, screenwriter, essayist

Trey Ellis is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist and professor at Columbia University. He is the author of Bedtime Stories: Adventures in the Land of Single-Fatherhood (Rodale). His acclaimed first novel, Platitudes, was reissued by Northeastern University Press along with his influential essay, "The New Black Aesthetic." He is also the author of Home Repairs and Right Here, Right Now which was a recipient of the American Book Award. His work for the screen includes the Emmy nominated Tuskegee Airmen, and Good Fences starring Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg which was shortlisted for the PEN award for Best Teleplay of the year. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, GQ, Playboy, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, among others and he has contributed audio commentary to NPR's All Things Considered. His first play, Fly, was produced and performed at the Lincoln Center Institute, The Pasadena Playhouse and the New Victory Theater in New York. He lives in Westport, Connecticut, with his wife and three children and is an Associate Professor of Film at Columbia University. You can learn more about his work at Trey