After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, David Gluck moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screenwriting. As a member of the Writers’ Guild of America West, he has written and developed screenplays for a number of notable studios and filmmakers including MGM, Lionsgate, Warner Brother, Joel Silver, Vadim Perelman, Stephen Susco, Patrick Stewart and worked on set for David Benioff. He is currently represented by attorney Melissa Rogal of Beverly Hills law firm Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, and Clark. His first novel, Red Danube, was long-listed in Sunspot Literary Journal’s Inception competition, will be included in Provincetown Arts magazine, has made it through the quarter-finals of the ScreenCraft’s Cinematic Book competition, and was called: “Very moving and heartfelt," by publishing legend Altie Karper of Schocken Books. He is currently in New York City, living on the Upper West Side with his family.
A charismatic art dealer lets his guard down, revisits a painful past, and uncovers a haunting betrayal perpetrated by the least likely antagonist during his youth in a Nazi concentration camp.
Based on actual events, Red Danube, complete at 83,000 words, is told over a lifetime where the past and present coexist in a swirl of allegories that reflect issues we still face today. Influenced equally by the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elie Wiesel, Bela Tarr, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino, I take an individualized approach to exploring themes of war, the Holocaust, and the effects of the Diaspora on all generations involved.