Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver

American writer
Date of Birth: 05.05.1950
Country: USA

Biography of Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver, an American writer, was born in 1950 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. His passion for writing began in his childhood when he served as the editor of a literary magazine during his school years. After graduating from high school, Deaver pursued a degree in journalism and obtained a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence four years later. He then worked in newspapers, focusing on legal topics. Later on, he decided to further his education and successfully passed the exams to enter Fordham University's School of Law in New York. After graduation, he worked as a lawyer in a law firm on Wall Street for several years. However, Deaver soon realized that he had taken on a profession that did not align with his true passion. Even then, his hobby was songwriting, which he also performed himself, and eventually, he decided to try his hand at prose writing. His first novel, "Manhattan Is My Beat," was published in 1988. Two years later, in 1990, Deaver became a full-time writer. Today, he is an author of numerous international bestsellers that have been translated into dozens of languages and sold in 150 countries worldwide. His works consistently top the lists of various international awards. The series of novels featuring paralyzed detective Lincoln Rhyme has become the hallmark of the author. The most famous novel in the series, "The Bone Collector," published in 1997, was later adapted into a film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Deaver has been nominated six times for the Edgar Awards, Anthony Award, and Gumshoe Award. He won the Steel Dagger Award for his novel "Garden of Beasts," published in 2004. His 2006 novel, "The Cold Moon," won the Grand Prix from the Japanese association "Adventure Fiction" and was named "Book of the Year." Deaver has won the Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine competition for Best Short Story three times. In 2009, his novel "The Bodies Left Behind" received the prize for "Best Thriller of the Year" from the International Thriller Writers organization. Deaver was also a finalist for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award as the "Best Foreign Author." For his series of books featuring Lincoln Rhyme, the writer received the Lovey Readers Award at the Love Is Murder Writers' Conference. It is known that Deaver was chosen by Ian Fleming's descendants to continue the James Bond series of novels. The book is set to be released in May 2011, on Fleming's 103rd birthday, with the working title "Project X."

Jeffery Deaver

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