Garth Stein is probably best known for his contemporary classic, The Art of Racing in the Rain–a quirky and inspiring novel about a beloved philosopher dog named Enzo who encourages humans to chase after their dreams. It’s sold more than 6 million copies, been translated into 35 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. It inspired a Young Readers edition, as well as a series of children’s picture books, and a stage adaptation. Now, at long last, comes the film adaptation that millions of fans have been waiting for. Due out in 2019, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” movie stars Milo Ventimiglia (from the hit TV show, “This Is Us”), Kevin Costner, and Amanda Seyfried.
Garth is also the author of the award-winning books A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and Raven Stole the Moon, along with a full-length play, “Brother Jones“, which premiered in Los Angeles at Theater of Angels and was described as “brimming with intensity” by The Los Angeles Weekly. Before turning to writing full-time, Garth was a documentary filmmaker who directed, edited, and/or produced several award-winning films, including “The Lunch Date” and “The Last Party”, starring Robert Downey, Jr.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, Garth’s ancestry is diverse: his mother, a native of Alaska, is of Tlingit Indian and Irish descent; his father, a Brooklyn native, is the child of Jewish emigrants from Austria. After spending his childhood in Seattle, then living in New York City for 18 years, Garth returned to Seattle in 2001, where he currently lives with his wife and their three sons.