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Nic Pizzolatto Biography

Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Fast Facts

  • Went to Louisiana State University on a visual arts scholarship
  • The first story he ever wrote was titled Ghost Birds and it was published in the Atlantic Monthly in 2002
  • His collection of stories, Between Here and the Yellow Sea was named as a top five fiction debut by Poets & Writers magazine in 2006
  • Published his first novel, Galveston, in 2010
  • Taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and DePauw University
  • Was the sole writer for the first season of True Detective


  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Long Form Original: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Main Title Design: nominated
  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-New Series: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best International: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated


  • Nath Pizzolatto -- Brother
  • Amy -- Wife