Austin Grossman

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Grossman in May 2013

Austin Seth Grossman (born June 26, 1969)[1] is an American author and video game designer. He has contributed to The New York Times[2] and has written for a number of video games, most notably Dishonored.


Grossman was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University and is currently a graduate student in English literature at the University of California, Berkeley.[3] He is the twin brother of writer Lev Grossman and brother of sculptor Bathsheba Grossman, and the son of the poet Allen Grossman and the novelist Judith Grossman. Grossman is currently working at Arkane Studios.

Grossman started his career in the game industry replying to a classified ad in The Boston Globe in May 1992 that led him to Looking Glass Studios. Since then, Grossman has worked with DreamWorks Interactive, Ion Storm and Crystal Dynamics. He is currently Director of Game Design and Interactive Story at Magic Leap.

He is the author of the novel Soon I Will Be Invincible, which was published by Pantheon Books in 2007.[3] His second book, entitled YOU, debuted in April 2013.[4] His third novel, Crooked, came out in July 2015.[5]



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  1. ^ "Grossman, Austin, 1969–"[permanent dead link]. Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  2. ^ Grossman, Austin (2007-03-17). "Star-Spangled Schlemiel". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b "Soon I Will Be Invincible". Catalog. Pantheon Books. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  4. ^ "YOU". Catalog. Mulholland Books. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Crooked - Hachette Book Group". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  6. ^ Grossman, Austin (2013-06-13). "Twitter". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 

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