Glen Craney is a screenwriter, novelist, journalist, and lawyer.
After attending Indiana University School of Law, he clerked for the Indiana Court of Appeals and the U.S. Federal District Court. A sabbatical from private trial practice took him to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Union Theological Seminary. Two years later, he joined the Washington press corps to cover national politics and Iran-contra for Congressional Quarterly magazine.
In 1992, he moved to California to write movie scripts. His feature screenplay Whisper the Wind, about the Navajo codetalkers of World War II, was awarded the Nicholl Fellowship prize by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences.
His debut novel, The Fire and the Light, has been named Best New Fiction of 2009 by the National Indie Excellence Awards and was recognized as a Finalist/Honorable Mention Winner for Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year.