Paul Atreides is an author and playwright. He has an extensive 30-year background in theatre and has written for a variety of periodicals, penned a monthly theatre column for Las Vegas Night Beat, has been a guest columnist and is currently a theatre critic for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Davenport Theatrical of New York City described his first play, Phallusies, as “very clever, funny, and meaningful.” It opened to good reviews and garnered Pick of the Week by Las Vegas City Life. New York City’s 9-11 Museum collections team described his ten-minute play, Fusion, as “a very powerful piece that is indeed thought-provoking and magnificently written,” and requested it be posted on their website in written form until it can be filmed.
He’s gotten several inquiries regarding film rights to his debut novel, "(Marvin’s) World of Deadheads," which advanced to the semi-finals of the Amazon Breakout Novel Award contest and is now available in both print and Kindle editions on Amazon.com. His short stories have been published in various anthologies and a tiny collection, "5:4:99," has been published exclusively for Kindle.
He is currently working on "Sins of the Fathers," a new drama for the stage, a novel about domestic violence titled "Monster in the Shadows," and "Voices From the Dead," a collection of short stories about the human condition, and a "World of Deadheads" sequel.