Christopher Sergel

Christopher Sergel is an American writer and playwright.

Life and career

Christopher Sergel was born on May 7, 1918 in Iowa City, Iowa. In 1944, he graduated from the University of Chicago.

As a lieutenant commander during World War II, he taught celestial navigation. He also spent two years in the South Pacific as captain of the schooner Chance, and he lived in the African bush for a year while he was a writer for Sports Afield magazine.

From 1970 to 1993, Christopher Sergel was the president of Dramatic Publishing, a publishing company for stage plays founded in 1885 and held by the Sergel family.

On May 7, 1993 Christopher Sergel died at the age of 75 in Wilton, Connecticut.


Based on The Outsiders novel, Christopher Sergel wrote a stage play which was published in 1990. He also wrote stage adaptations of To Kill a Mockingbird, Cheaper By the Dozen, The Mouse That Roared, Up the Down Staircase, Fame, Black Elk Speaks and many more.

His play Winesburg, Ohio based on the novel of the same name by Sherwood Anderson was shown on the Broadway and adapted to film by Ralph Senensky in 1973.

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