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Douglas Century is the author or coauthor of numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed books. Century has also spoken at numerous venues across the United States and Canada, including McGill University, Williams College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Temple Emanu-El and the New York Public Library. Century‘s work received Permanent of Canada Award for Short Fiction (Second Prize); the Geraldine Griffin Moore Award for the Short Story; the Harold Greenberg Fund for screenplay adaptation of an original book; and, most recently, a New York State Council for the Humanities Grant for Barney Ross.

Represented by International Creative Management, Century is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East and of the Writers Guild of Canada.

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Welcome to Douglas Century

Douglas Century is the author or coauthor of numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed books. He has written frequently for The New York Times and Billboard among many other publications, and is a contributing editor at Tablet Magazine.


Douglas Century Articles

No Surrender

World War II has been covered so extensively that there’s little left to add to the broader narrative. What remains are many personal stories—well-written accounts of a soldier’s or sailor’s daily life, often retold by their sons, daughters or grandchildren—that give us a deeper understanding of the men who did the grunt work to defeat the Axis Powers. The best to come out recently is “No Surrender” by Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century.

Wall Street Journal

Barney Ross

If I were the education president every White House inhabitant claims to be, the reforms would begin with putting Douglas Century's new biography, Barney Ross on the required-reading list.

The Chicago Tribune

Street Kingdom

Merits a place alongside The Grapes Of Wrath and Native Son . . . Street Kingdom, Century's first book, is an inventive mix of courageous investigative reporting, accomplished storytelling, knowing social commentary and wicked street-smart prose . . .

​Detroit Free Press

Street Kingdom

Street Kingdom is a memorable portrait, one that crumbles stereotypes and reveals not just facts. . . It brings understanding. With passion and integrity, Century has made Big K real and human.

​​San Diego Union-Tribune

Barney Ross

Barney Ross is an excellent story of a man and his times. And proof positive that time does not relinquish its hold over men or monuments. In a sport devoted to fashioning halos for its superstars, Ross wore a special nimbus, and this book properly fits him for that.

The New York Times Book Review