Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter 2012.jpg
Born (1971-01-06) January 6, 1971 (age 51)
Georgia, United States
Occupation
  • Novelist
  • writer
  • author
GenreCrime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller,
Years active2001–present

Karin Slaughter (born January 6, 1971) is an American crime writer. She has written 21 novels, which have sold more than 40 million copies and have been published in 120 countries.[1][2][3] Her first novel, Blindsighted (2001), was published in 27 languages[4] and made the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001.[5]

Slaughter also won the 2015 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award for her novel Cop Town.[6]

Her 2018 novel, Pieces of Her,[7] is slated for adaptation into an eight-episode television series of the same name, for release on Netflix.

Philanthropy[edit]

Slaughter is a library advocate and founded Save the Libraries, a non-profit organization that campaigns to support US public libraries.[8] The Save the Libraries fund has provided more than $300,000 to the DeKalb County Public Library in Atlanta, Georgia.[9]

Publishing history[edit]

Characters from Slaughter's two main series, Grant County and Will Trent (Atlanta), were brought together in her novels Undone (2009), titled Genesis internationally, and Broken (2010). In these novels, Will Trent and Sara Linton work cases set in Atlanta and Grant County, respectively.

Grant County series (2001 to 2007)[edit]

Slaughter is best known for her Grant County series:

Set in the fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia, (in the fictional Grant County) the narrative takes place from the perspective of three main characters: Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and part-time coroner; Jeffrey Tolliver, Linton's husband and the chief of police; and his subordinate, detective Lena Adams.

Will Trent (Atlanta) series[edit]

The Will Trent series, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, features Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell. So far, Trent has appeared in Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen, Criminal, Unseen, The Kept Woman, The Last Widow and The Silent Wife, as well as the novellas Snatched and Busted.

Other works[edit]

Like a Charm is a short story anthology featuring several thriller authors, including Lee Child, Peter Robinson (novelist), John Connolly (author), and Laura Lippman.[10] Each story is linked by a charm bracelet that brings bad luck to its owners. The setting and time periods of each story vary greatly, ranging from 19th-century Georgia to wartime Leeds. Karin Slaughter wrote the first and last stories.

Martin Misunderstood is an original audio novella narrated by Wayne Knight.[11] Both the story and the narration were nominated for an Audie Award in 2009.[12]

The Unremarkable Heart won the Edgar Award for Best Short Story in 2013.[13]

Her book Pieces of Her reached number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller list, the week it was released in late August 2018.[14] Pieces of Her was published through HarperCollins and follows a young woman who learns about a hidden side of her mother Laura.[15] It is in the vein of a psychological thriller[16] and was given a positive review by Publishers Weekly[17] and Kirkus Reviews.[18] Her other standalone novels—Cop Town, Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and False Witness, have all been New York Times bestsellers.

In February 2019, it was announced that Netflix will be developing an 8-episode television series starring Toni Collette, based on the novel.[19][20][21]

Personal life[edit]

Slaughter was a contestant on an installment of ABC's Holey Moley which originally aired on June 4, 2020.[22]

Bibliography[edit]

Slaughter at BookExpo America in 2019

The Grant County series

  • Blindsighted (2001)
  • Kisscut (2002)
  • A Faint Cold Fear (2003)
  • Indelible (2004)
  • Faithless, (2005)
  • Beyond Reach (2007), Skin Privilege (UK title)

The Will Trent series

  • Triptych (2006)
  • Fractured (2008)
  • Undone (2009), Genesis (UK/Australia title)
  • Broken (2010)
  • Fallen (2011)
  • Snatched (2012, ebook novella)
  • Criminal (2012)
  • Busted (2013, ebook novella)
  • Unseen (2013)
  • The Kept Woman (2016) [23]
  • The Last Widow (2019)
  • The Silent Wife (2020)

Other books

  • Like A Charm (2004; editor)
  • Martin Misunderstood (2008)
  • Thorn in My Side (2011; ebook novella)
  • Cop Town (2014)
  • Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes (2015) (novella) (prequel to Pretty Girls)
  • Pretty Girls (2015)
  • Last Breath (2017) (novella) (prequel to The Good Daughter)
  • The Good Daughter (2017)
  • Pieces of Her (2018)
  • False Witness (2021)
  • Girl, Forgotten (2022)

Awards[edit]

Slaughter has won or been nominated for many awards.

2020[edit]

2019[edit]

  • Georgia Author of the Year[25]
  • ITW Thriller Award Finalist[26]

2017[edit]

  • The Skimm Book Club[27]
  • Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Suspense[28]
  • AudioFile Best Book of the Year (AudioFile Earphones Award)[29]
  • Ian Flemming Steel Dagger Award Longlist[30]

2016[edit]

  • ITW Thriller Award Finalist[31]
  • People’s Choice Award Winner[32]

2015[edit]

  • Edgar Nomination, Best Novel, Cop Town[33]
  • American Association of People with Disabilities Image Award[34]
  • CWA Ian Flemming Steel Dagger Award, Winner, Cop Town[35]

2014[edit]

  • Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award[36]
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner, Cop Town, 2013[37]
  • Crime Zone, The Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Unseen[38]
  • Bouchercon Anthony Nomination, Best Short Story, The Unremarkable Heart[39]
  • Edgar Award Winner, Best Short Story[40]

2013[edit]

  • Mystery Readers International Macavity award nomination, Best Short Story, The Unremarkable Heart[41]

2011[edit]

  • Crime Zone, The Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Fallen[42]
  • International Thriller Writers Silver Bullet Award Winner[43]

2010[edit]

  • Suspense Magazine Best of 2010 Winner, Thriller/Suspense, Broken[44]

2009[edit]

  • Le Livre de Poche Prix Lecteurs Winner, Faithless[45]
  • Crime Zone the Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Fractured[46]
  • Audio Publishers association Audie Nomination, Humor, Martin Misunderstood[47]
  • Left Coast Crime Hawaii Five-0 Nomination, Best Law Enforcement/Police Procedural, Fractured[48]

2008[edit]

  • ITV Crime Thriller International Author of the Year Nomination, Best Fiction, Beyond Reach[49]
  • Georgia Author of the Year Nomination, Best Fiction, Beyond Reach[50]

2007[edit]

  • Crime Zone the Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Beyond Reach[51]
  • Crime Writers’ Ian Fleming Steel Dagger nomination, Best Thriller, Triptych[52]

2003[edit]

  • Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards Winner, Best Contemporary Mystery, A Faint Cold[53]

2002[edit]

  • Mystery Readers International Macavity Award Nomination, Best First Mystery, Blindsighted[54]
  • International Thriller Writers Barry Award Nomination, Best First Novel, Blindsighted[55]

2001[edit]

  • Crime Writers Association Dagger Award Nomination, Best Thriller Debut, Blindsighted[56]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Lipez, Richard (August 16, 2018). "Shots ring out, and a daughter's world is forever changed in 'Pieces of Her'". The Washington Post.
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  9. ^ "Bestselling author Karin Slaughter will visit Barr Memorial Library to sign copies of her newest book | fkgoldstandard.com". www.fkgoldstandard.com. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
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