Kyle Killen is the creator and executive producer of NBC's "Awake."
Killen began his career as a fiction writer, winning the John Steinbeck Award for the Short Story in 2005, and went on to have his work featured in numerous publications, including Salon.com, McSweeney's, and the Mid-American Review.
His script "The Beaver" landed on top of The Black List, a compilation of the year's best-liked screenplays and went on to become a Jodie Foster/Mel Gibson feature film.
Previously, his series, "Lone Star" was named the best new series on television by publications including USA Today, NPR and Variety.
He lives in Austin, Texas.