Andrew Coburn

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Author's Bio

Andrew Coburn, born in 1932 in Exeter, New Hampshire, has lived most of his adult life in the towns outside Boston that figure in his fiction. Following US military service that took him to Frankfurt, West Germany, he attended Suffolk University. He then joined the staff of the gritty Lawrence, Massachusetts Eagle-Tribune, launching a career as an award-winning crime reporter. Coburn has been translated into 14 languages and, in 1987, was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters for his service to both journalism and fiction. Three of his novels were made into French films and released in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and Sweden. Inveterate Yankees fan despite his New England roots, and father of five, he lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife, Casey, a public relations executive who currently teaches creative writing at a women's jail.

Publications and Prizes

Book

The Trespassers
(Houghton Mifflin,
1974)
The Babysitter
(Pocket Books,
1980)
Off Duty
(W. W. Norton & Company,
1980)
Company Secrets
(Dell,
1982)
Widow's Walk
(Secker & Warburg,
1984)
Sweetheart
(Onyx,
1986)
Love Nest
(Macmillan,
1987)
Goldilocks
(Scribner,
1985)
No Way Home
(Signet,
1995)
Voices in the Dark
(Onyx,
1995)
Birthright
(Simon & Schuster,
1997)
On the Loose
(Leisure Books,
2006)

Anthology

Men from Boys
(William Morrow,
2005)

Journal

A Woolf in Vita's Clothing
Charley Judd
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Lilacs
Transatlantic Review
Prizes: 
Eugene Saxton Memorial fellowship for young American writers (1865), Nominated for the Edgar Award

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings? 
No
Travels for readings? 
No
Born in: 
Exeter, NH
Raised in: 
Boston, MA

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Listing last updated: April 25, 2013.