Harlan Coben was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College as political science major,
worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.
Coben is the first author to win all three of the most coveted literary awards: the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award. His books include the Myron Bolitar series, as well as other standalone novels, including Play Dead, Miracle Cure. Tell No One, Gone for Good, No Second Chance, Just One Look, The Innocent, The Wods, Hold Tight, and Caught. Harlan Coben's books have been published in more than twenty-two languages.
This biography was last updated on 08/12/2011.
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What is the order of the Myron Bolitar novels?
Deal Breaker, Drop Shot, Fade Away, Back Spin, One False Move, The Final Detail, and Darkest Fear. After that, we have Tell No One, Gone For Good and No Second Chance.
Will you write another Myron Bolitar novel?
There is an old Yiddish expression: Man plans and God laughs. So yes, I plan on bringing Myron back, but I really cant say when. I wont force it. When I finish a book, I am the emptiest of vessels. If the next story that comes to me will work for Myron, then hell tell it. If not, then hell stay silent. My guess is, Myron and the gang will return, but in a very different way. Its difficult (and probably bad) to go backwards.
Where and when were you born?
January 4, 1962 in Livingston, New Jersey. Yes, thats the same town where Myron Bolitar and Will Klein were born and raised. I still live in New Jersey.
Where did you go to school?
Livingston High School class of 80, Amherst College class of 1984.
Are any of the characters based on real people in your life?
Not really, no. Win is loosely based on my college roommate, though in real life, he is less, er, psychotic ...
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