Category Archives: Author Profiles

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Tana French Profile and Books

Tana French was born in 1973 in the USA. Her father travelled for work and she spent her childhood in the USA, Italy, Malawi and Ireland. Although she has lived in Dublin since 1990, she holds citizenship of Ireland, Italy … Continue reading

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Craig Russell Profile and Books

Craig Russell was born in 1956 in Fife, Scotland. He worked as a police officer and a creative director and copywriter in an advertising company before becoming a full-time writer. He has a strong interest in post-war Germany, German language … Continue reading

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Ann Cleeves Profile and Books

Ann Cleeves was born in 1954 and grew up in the country in Herefordshire and Devon. Her father was a school teacher and she always dreamed of being a writer. But, she didn’t finish her English degree at university. Cleeves … Continue reading

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Anthony Doerr Profile and Books

Anthony Doerr was born in 1973 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, then returned to Ohio for and MFA at Bowling Green State Universiry. Doerr has lived and worked in Africa … Continue reading

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Kate Ellis Profile and Books

Kate Ellis grew up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She always wanted to be a writer, but worked in a variety of jobs – teaching, accounting, marketing, before achieving her ambition with the publication of her first novel … Continue reading

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Patricia Cornwell Profile and Books

Patricia Cornwell was born in 1956 in Miami, Florida. Her father was an appellate court lawyer who left the family when Cornwell was only 5 years old. Her mother then took her and her two brothers to North Carolina, but … Continue reading

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Stef Penney Profile and Books

Stef Penney was born in 1969 in Edinburgh. She attended Bristol University where she obtained a degree in Philosophy and Theology. She found it difficult to find a job that made use of her degree and became a filmmaker and … Continue reading

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David Young Profile and Books

David Young was born near Hull in England. He attended University in Bristol, studying science, but dropped out. He then studied humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. After a few odd jobs, he became a journalist, eventually with BBC World Service. After … Continue reading

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M.L. Stedman Profile and Books

M.L. Stedman was born and grew up in Western Australia but has lived in London for many years working as a lawyer. In 1997 she started to attend writing courses. She has had several short stories published and her first … Continue reading

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R.J. (Roger Jon) Ellory Profile and Books

RJ (Roger Jon) Ellory was born in Birmingham England. He never knew his father and his mother died when he was seven years old. He attended a series of boarding schools till the age of 16, when he returned to … Continue reading

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