Alexs PateAlexs Pate (also known as Alex Pate) is an American author, novelist, playwright, writing professor, and president of Innocent Technologies, LLC. Pate's novel ''Losing Absalom'' has received the ''Minnesota Book Award'' and ''Best First Novel'' by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Pate has published five novels to date. His best-known work is the New York Times Bestseller Amistad, which was commissioned by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks/SKG and was based on David Franzoni's screenplay. His other novels include ''Finding Makeba'', ''The Multicultiboho Sideshow'' and ''West of Rehoboth'', which was the "Honor Fiction Book" for 2002. Alexs's first nonfiction book, ''In The Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap'' was published in 2010. Provided by Wikipedia