JOHN F. LEVIN is an American playwright, velist and journalist. He has written a number of historically based screenplays including: Pacheco, the story of the Semile Wars for Warner Brothers, (Danny Glover producer); Dust in the Wind, (Wayne Wang director and Oliver Stone, Producer) and South of Market for American Zoetrope, (Francis Ford Coppola, Producer). His vel, The Great Divide (co-authored with Frank Robinson), was published by Tor Books - an imprint of Macmillan. Levin's first play, Veracruz, premiered in Northern California in 2004. The San Jose Metro wrote: Levin weaves news stories of the times to create a fascinating study of the personal and political interests that make up a war. Levin is a member of the Playwrights Lab and former Artist in Residence at Z-Space Studio, San Francisco. His latest play is a theatrical adaptation of John Steinbeck's vel, In Dubious Battle.