Alan Brennert (born 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American TV producer and scriptwriter. He has lived in Southern California since 1973 and did graduate work in screenwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He won an Emmy Award as a producer and writer for L.A. Law in 1991. For science and fantasy readers he might be best known as a writer for The New Twilight Zone and the revival of The Outer Limits. One of his best regarded episodes he did for the New Twilight Zone was the adaptation of his own story Her Pilgrim Soul, which became a play
He also writes books and stories, the majority of which are science fiction or fantasy. His first story was published in 1973 and in 1975 he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. He also won a Nebula Award for Best Short Story in 1991 and had stories in Gardner Dozois's Year's Best volumes. His most recent published book, Moloka'i, is a historical novel that focuses on life in Honolulu in the early 1900s and the leper colony at Kalaupapa in Hawaii, made famous by Father Damien, Mother Marianne Cope and Lawrence M. Judd, historical people who appear in the novel. It received mostly favorable reviews.