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Harlan Coben      

International Bestselling Author, Known for "Caught" and "Hold Tight"

With over 50 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben’s last six consecutive novels, "Six Years," "Stay Close," "Live Wire," "Caught," "Long Lost" and "Hold Tight" all debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His books are published in 41 languages around the globe and have been No. 1 bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and the Anthony Award, Coben is the first author to win all three. As an international bestselling author, Harlan Coben’s critically-acclaimed novels have been called “ingenious” (New York Times), “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Harlan’s novel "Tell No One" has been turned into the commercial and critical smash hit French film of the same name, starring Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie was the top box office foreign-language film of the year in USA, won the Lumiere (French Golden Globe) for best picture and was nominated for nine Cesars (French Oscar) and won four, including best actor, best director and best music.

Coben was the first writer in more than a decade to be invited to write fiction for the New York Times op-ed page. His Father’s Day short story, "The Key to my Father," appeared June 15, 2003. His essays and columns have appeared in many top publications including the New York Times, Parade Magazine and Bloomberg Views.

Since his critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series debuted in 1995, Harlan Coben has won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award and was nominated for the Edgar two other times. Harlan also won the Anthony Award at the World Mystery Conference, was nominated for another Anthony Award, won the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, was nominated for another Shamus, and was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

In the United Kingdom, his novel "One False Move" earned him the prestigious “Fresh Talent Award,” given annually by Great Britain’s largest bookstore chain, W. H. Smith, and "Gone for Good" won the W. H. Smith “Thumping Good Read” Award. In France, "Tell No One" (Ne Le Dis a Persone) won Le Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle for fiction. His novels have been PEOPLE magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick.

Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College a political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

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In this intimate lecture with one of the most successful authors of our time Harlan Coben discusses his life in writing. With his trademark wit and charm he shares stories that have shaped his novels and his life.



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