Eric Van Lustbader

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Eric Van Lustbader
Born 1946
Greenwich Village, New York City, United States
Occupation novelist
Genre Thriller, fantasy
Notable works The new Jason Bourne novels

Eric Van Lustbader (born 1946[1]) is a writer of thriller and fantasy novels. He has published as Eric Lustbader, Eric V. Lustbader, and Eric Van Lustbader.

He is a graduate of New York's Stuyvesant High School[2] and Columbia College, with a degree in sociology, and he has a second-level Reiki degree. He is married to Victoria Lustbader, also an author.


Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village, where he developed interests in art and writing. He lived downstairs from Lauren Bacall and built orange-crate racers in Washington Square Park with Keith and David Carradine. He is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in sociology, but his real education came much earlier at The City and Country School where, as he is fond of saying, “I learned all the important lessons that would stay with me for life.”

Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed successful careers in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education, and in the music business, where he worked for Elektra Records and CBS Records. He was the first person in the US to write about Elton John and to predict his success. As a consequence, he, John and John's lyricist Bernie Taupin became friends. Writing for Cash Box Magazine, he also predicted the successes of such bands as Santana, Roxy Music, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, David Bowie and The Who.


The Pearl Saga[edit]

Further information: The Pearl Saga
  1. The Ring of Five Dragons (2001)
  2. The Veil of a Thousand Tears (2002)
  3. The Cage of Nine Banestones (2004) (US title: Mistress of the Pearl)

The Sunset Warrior Cycle[edit]

  1. The Sunset Warrior (1977)
  2. Shallows of Night (1978)
  3. Dai-San (1978)
  4. Beneath an Opal Moon (1980)
  5. Dragons on the Sea of Night (1997)

The China Maroc Series[edit]

  1. Jian (1986)
  2. Shan (1988)

The Nicholas Linnear/Ninja Cycle[edit]

  1. The Ninja (1980)
  2. The Miko (1984)
  3. White Ninja (1990)
  4. The Kaisho (1993)
  5. Floating City (1994)
  6. Second Skin (1995)
  7. The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear (2014) e-book
  8. The Oligarch′s Daughter (2016)

The Jack McClure / Alli Carson Series[edit]

  1. First Daughter (2008)
  2. Last Snow (2010)
  3. Blood Trust (2011)
  4. Father Night (2012)
  5. Beloved Enemy (2013)

Continuation of The Bourne Series of Robert Ludlum[edit]

With permission from the estate of Robert Ludlum, Lustbader has continued writing Jason Bourne novels from where Ludlum left off in The Bourne Ultimatum.

  1. The Bourne Legacy (2004)
  2. The Bourne Betrayal (2007)
  3. The Bourne Sanction (2008)
  4. The Bourne Deception (2009)
  5. The Bourne Objective (2010)
  6. The Bourne Dominion (2011)
  7. The Bourne Imperative (2012)
  8. The Bourne Retribution (2013)
  9. The Bourne Ascendancy (2014)
  10. The Bourne Enigma (2016)


  • Sirens (1981)
  • Black Heart (1983)
  • Zero (1987)
  • French Kiss (1989)
  • Angel Eyes (1991)
  • Black Blade (1993)
  • Batman: The Last Angel (1994) DC Comics graphic novel
  • Dark Homecoming (1997)
  • Pale Saint (1999)
  • Art Kills (2002)
  • The Testament (2006)
  • Any Minute Now (2016) ISBN 978-0-765-38551-2

Anthologies containing stories by Eric Van Lustbader[edit]

  • David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1982)
  • Peter S Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1984)
  • David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible (1995)
  • Excalibur (1995)
  • Murder by Revenge (1996)
  • Vampires (1997)
  • 999 (1999)
  • Thriller (2006)
  • Women of the Night (2007)

Short stories[edit]

  • "In Darkness, Angels" (1983)
  • "The Devil on Myrtle Ave" (1995)
  • "Lassorio" (1995)
  • "The Singing Tree" (1995)
  • "16 Mins." (1996)
  • "An Exaltation of Termagants" (1999)


  1. ^ "All Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) results for Eric Van Lustbader". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Endless Knots Interviews Eric Van Lustbader". 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 

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