Famed author of books for children and young adults Bruce Coville ’73 will see his book, Aliens Ate My Homework, made into a film starring William Shatner in 2018. The book is the first in a series of four by Coville, a writer of fantasy and science fiction of more than 100 books in 17 languages for children and young adults. Coville has been a loyal supporter of his alma mater and has returned to campus several times, including to deliver a 2011 Commencement address. In 2014, he received the Friends of the Central Library’s Muriel Koretz Award, given to people who have had an impact on children’s literacy in Central New York. In 2009, Coville’s hometown of Phoenix, N.Y., declared May 18 “Bruce Coville Day” to recognize his significant contributions to instilling a “zest and passion for the joy of learning” in his readers. He received an honorary degree from the State University of New York in 2003.