Douglas Century is the author of "Barney Ross: The Life of a Jewish Fighter" and "Street Kingdom: Five Years Inside of the Franklin Avenue Posse." He has coauthored several best-sellers, including "Under and Alone," with William Queen; "Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire," with Rick Cowan, which was a Finalist for the Edgar Award - Best Fact Crime; and "If Not Now, When?" with Colonel Jack Jacobs (Retired), Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Century's most recent book is "Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life, from South Central to Hollywood" coauthored with Grammy Award-winning singer and actor Ice-T.
Born in Calgary, Canada -- May 5, 1972 -- Century's books have been featured and reviewed in publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Parade Magazine and Publisher's Weekly. They have received coverage on The Today Show, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "This American Life," among many other radio and television programs.
Century's latest book is "The Dark Art," coauthored with Edward Follis, DEA Special Agent (retired), published by Gotham Books in the United States, by Scribe in the U.K. and Australia, and forthcoming in translation by a variety of publishers in Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic.
In addition to beginning work on a fictional thriller series set in the world narco-terrorism, Century is also co-writing and producing the original screenplay adaptation of "Street Kingdom."
Century is a contributing editor at Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life, a regular contributor to Billboard magazine, and continues to write articles and essays to other leading national publications such as The New York Times and ArtNews.