Joseph Finder

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Joseph Finder
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Born 1958 (age 57–58)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1990–present
Genre Suspense, psychological thriller, crime fiction

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Website
www.josephfinder.com

Joseph Finder (born October 6, 1958) is an American thriller writer. His books include Paranoia, Company Man, Killer Instinct and Power Play. His novel High Crimes was made into the film of the same name starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. His novel Paranoia was adapted into a 2013 film starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.

Early life[edit]

Joseph Finder was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1958,[1] and spent much of his early childhood in Afghanistan and the Philippines before his family returned to the United States and lived in Bellingham, Washington and outside Albany, New York.[2] Finder majored in Russian studies at Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.[2] He received a master's degree from the Harvard Russian Research Center and later taught on the Harvard faculty.[3]

Career[edit]

Finder published Red Carpet: The Connection Between the Kremlin and America's Most Powerful Businessmen (1983), about Dr. Armand Hammer's ties to Soviet intelligence. Finder's first novel, The Moscow Club (1991), imagined a KGB coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. His second novel, Extraordinary Powers (1994) was about the discovery of a Soviet mole in the highest ranks of the CIA.

Paranoia (2004) was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback,[4] as was Company Man (2005).[5] Killer Instinct, (St. Martin's Press), published in May 2006, won the International Thriller Writers Award for best novel in 2007.[6] Power Play, published in 2007, was nominated for a Gumshoe Award.[7] Vanished, the first novel to feature Finder's series character Nick Heller, was nominated for the 2010 International Thriller Writers Award for best novel. Buried Secrets, the second Nick Heller novel, received the 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel, tying with The Cut by George Pelecanos.[8] Suspicion (2014) was the first book to be published under Finder's new contract with Dutton, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House;[9] The Fixer, another standalone, followed in 2015.[10] Guilty Minds, the third novel to feature Finder's series character, Nick Heller, will be published in summer 2016.[11]

Finder is a founding member of the International Thriller Writers Association,[12] and served as Financial Advisor to International PEN-New England.[9] He is also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He writes on espionage and international affairs for publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post.[2]

Personal life[edit]

According to his website, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Michelle and their daughter Emma.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Nick Heller novels[edit]

  1. Vanished, ISBN 0-312-37908-0, 2009, paperback 2010
  2. Buried Secrets, ISBN 978-0-312-37914-8, Summer 2011
  3. Guilty Minds, ISBN 978-0-525-95462-0, July 2016[13]

Other novels[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ a b c d "Bio". Joseph Finder (official site). Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nash, Nicole. "Why Novelist Joseph Finder Spent Time in a Coffin". Tech Reporter. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "New York Times Best Sellers, February 8, 2004". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "New York Times Best Sellers, May 8, 2005". New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "International Thriller Writers Thriller Award Winners". International Thriller Writers. International Thriller Writers. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Wright, Lance. "The Gumshoe Awards". Crime Fiction Awards. Omnimystery. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "What's New". Strand Magazine. 2011, n.d. Retrieved August 15, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ a b Kahn, Joseph (May 28, 2014). "Thriller Writer Joseph Finder's Publishing Plot Twist". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "THE FIXER by Joseph Finder". www.penguin.com. Penguin Random House. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  11. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/joseph-finder/guilty-minds/
  12. ^ "ITW's History". International Thriller Writers. International Thriller Writers. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  13. ^ http://www.penguin.com/book/guilty-minds-by-joseph-finder/9780525954620

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