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Haris Orkin

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Haris Orkin is an author, playwright, screenwriter, and game writer.  His play Dada was produced at The La Jolla Playhouse.  Nobody Lives Forever has been performed at The Player’s Club in New York City.  A Saintly Switch was produced by Disney and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. He has also written screenplays for Universal, Sony, Fox, and Paramount. As a game writer his credits include Red Alert 3, Call of Juarez Gunslinger, Dying Light, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Mafia 3.  His games have been nominated for the WGA Award and the BAFTA.  His debut novel, You Only Live Once, was published by Imajin Books in 2018. The sequel, Once Is Never Enough, was published April 12th of this year.

Other Awards

“You Only Live Once” won the silver in the action category at the Reader’s Favorite Awards.


Mafia 3 was nominated for Best Narrative by BAFTA.


My screenplay, “Do Not Go Gentle” won the gold prize for best historical/biographical screenplay in the 2013 competition.

Books by Haris Orkin

  • You Only Live Once


  • Once Is Never Enough