Kos Kostmayer is a novelist, poet, playwright, and screenwriter. He has four novels coming out in the next two years from Dr.Cicero Books. In 2020 Dr. Cicero Books will publish FARGO BURNS and THE POLITICS OF NOWHERE. In 2021 Dr. Cicero will publish LOST RELIGION and THE AVENUE OF SAD DAYS.
Kos recently completed two volumes of poetry, THE YEAR THE FUTURE DISAPPEARED and THE MARRIAGE BED, and he is currently working on a novel and a new play. His plays have been seen in various forms in New York City, Los Angeles, Harare, Toronto, Berlin and at a number of colleges and universities. His work has been honored with the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, multiple Dramalogue Awards, the Pick Of The Fringe at the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival and the Otis L. Guernsey Prize in Drama from the Association of American Theater Critics.
Kos served for many years as Supervising Writer and Field Producer for Big Blue Marble, the Emmy Award-winning documentary educational TV show for children, and while working at Big Blue Marble he made a number of documentaries dealing with theater and its impact on young people. His poems have been published in a number of magazines, and his work has been translated into Swedish and German. In addition, he has written and produced numerous scripts for television and film, including I LOVE YOU TO DEATH, a Lawrence Kasdan film featuring Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, Joan Plowright, James Gammon and Jack Kehler.
Kos is married to the artist Martha Ferris, and he and his wife divide their time between their family farm in Mississippi and their home in the Hudson River valley.