Alan Scott Haft was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1950. A first-generation college student, he graduated from Queens College in 1973 and received his J.D. from University of Miami School of Law in 1978. Alan currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife Gail. They have two adult children, Hartley and Jamie.
The story of Alan's father was first published in hardcover by Syracuse University Press in 2006. Today, Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano is available in hardcover, paperback, and audiobook. It has been translated from English into German and Polish.
A graphic novel based on the book by acclaimed German artist Reinhard Kleist was published in Germany in 2006. The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft is now available in 26 countries.
A major Hollywood film, The Survivor, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2021. The film was produced by Bron Studios, directed by Barry Levinson, and starred Ben Foster.
HBO/HBO MAX acquired the North American rights to the film. The premiere will be in April 2022.