Eliot Pattison Biography
Eliot Pattison is an international lawyer based near Philadelphia. His six Inspector Shan novels set in Tibet have been critical and commercial successes. He won the Edgar® for Best First Novel and was nominated for the CWA Golden Dagger.
Pattison's longtime interest in another "faraway" place the 18th century American wilderness and its woodland Indians-- led to the launch of his Bone Rattler series, which quickly won critical acclaim for its poignant presentation of Scottish outcasts and Indians during the upheaval of the French and Indian War. In Pattison's words, "this was an extraordinary time that bred the extraordinary people who gave birth to America," and the lessons offered by the human drama in that long-ago wilderness remain fresh and compelling today.
A former resident of Boston and Washington, Pattison lives on an 18th century farm in Pennsylvania with his wife, three children, and an ever-expanding menagerie of animals.
This biography was last updated on 12/26/2009.
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