Douglas Brunt

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Douglas Brunt (born August 25, 1971) is an American novelist and entrepreneur. He is the author of The New York Times Bestsellers Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means.

Early life[edit]

Brunt was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Jacklyn Bray Brunt and Manly Yates Brunt, Jr.[1] Brunt is an alumnus of the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He attended Duke University.

Early career[edit]

Brunt worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton and as a director with idealab!, a business incubator and venture capital firm. In 2001 he joined Authentium, Inc., a private security firm, where he served as president and CEO until 2011 when he sold the firm to Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH).[2]

Brunt was a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Metro New York Chapter from 2008 to 2011 when he left upon selling his company to focus on writing full-time.

Writing career[edit]

His first novel, Ghosts of Manhattan, was well received by critics:

“Former Internet exec Brunt offers up a savage, jaded, and comical depiction of freewheeling Wall Street bond traders during their precollapse heyday in this engaging debut." - Publishers Weekly[3]

“With his noir-ish debut novel, Brunt delves not just into the mechanics of the financial crash, but also the mindset that created the explosive state of affairs…. A smart shot at the absurdity of Wall Street and the long fall that brought us all down.” –Kirkus Reviews[4]

“While this is very much a story about greed and moral decay, Mr. Brunt does a good job of making it as much about relationships. To my surprise, I end up rooting for Nick; I want to see him succeed in saving his marriage. I want to see him emerge from the black morass he seems so stuck in.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette[5]

Personal life[edit]

On March 1, 2008, Brunt married NBC News correspondent Megyn Kelly in Huntington, New York. Kelly is a graduate of Albany Law School, former associate in the Chicago office of law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP and a former anchor for Fox News.[6] They have three children: son Edward Yates, born in 2009; daughter Yardley Evans, born in 2011; and son Thatcher Bray, born in 2013.[7][8][9]


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