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|Born||1976 (age 38–39)|
|Residence||Newport News, Virginia|
|Alma mater||Princeton University, 1998 (ΦΒΚ), history|
|Notable work||Rule of four (with Dustin Thomason)|
|Home town||Fairfax County, Virginia|
|Spouse(s)||Meredith E. Caldwell, D.V.M. (m. 2004)|
|Children||Ethan Sawyer Caldwell|
Ian Caldwell is an American novelist. After graduating from Princeton University in 1998, he and his childhood friend Dustin Thomason co-wrote the semi-autobiographical The Rule of Four, which was published in 2004.
Caldwell and Thomason graduated from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1994. Caldwell was a Phi Beta Kappa in history at Princeton. After college, Caldwell worked at MicroStrategy in Tyson Corner; he later moved to Blacksburg, Virginia. In 2005, Caldwell's wife, Meredith, gave birth to their first child, Ethan Sawyer Caldwell. They live in Vienna, Virginia.
- "Ian Caldwell author bio". Bookbrowse. December 28, 2010. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- Jennifer Howard, Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason (October 9, 2004). Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason Webcast. 2004 National Book Festival (Washington, D. C.: Library of Congress). Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- "Titles List". Online Catalog. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- "Ian Caldwell (Author of The Rule of Four)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- Jennifer Howard, Ian Caldwell, Dustin Thomason (October 9, 2004). Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason Webcast. 2004 National Book Festival (Washington, D. C.: Library of Congress). Event occurs at 21 seconds. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
- Random House Rule of Four webpage retrieved 9-20-2007
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