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Don Winslow


USA flag (1953 - )

Don Winslow was born in New York City but raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. At various times an actor, director, movie theater manager, safari guide and private investigator, Don has done many things on his way to being a novelist.

His first novel, A Cool Breeze On The Underground, was nominated for an Edgar, and a later book, California Fire and Life, received the Shamus Award. The Death And Life Of Bobby Z will come out as a feature film in March of 2007, starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne. His upcoming novel, The Winter Of Frankie Machine, has been purchased for Robert DeNiro to play the lead role.

Don lives on an old ranch in the San Diego area with his wife, Jean, and son, Thomas.
 
Non fiction
Looking for a Hero (2009) (with Peter Maslowski)
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Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (1994) : Way Down on the High Lonely
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2000) : California Fire and Life
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2000) : California Fire and Life
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2006) : The Power of the Dog
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Power of the Dog
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Dawn Patrol
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2009) : The Dawn Patrol
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2011) : Savages
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Cartel
Macavity Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : The Cartel


Don Winslow recommends
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Grand Delusion (2000)
(Jacob Burns Mystery)
Matt Witten
"Charming, witty, and moving... an irresistible read."
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Burning Moon (2003)
(Wil Hardesty, book 5)
Richard Barre
"Burning Moon gives off its own unique light--stylish, rich and hopeful. Barre's latest Hardesty is a worthy successor."
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Red Cat (2007)
(John March, book 3)
Peter Spiegelman
"Totally seductive - smart, sharp, with an undercurrent of tension."
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Afterlife (2017)
Marcus Sakey
"Imagine the love story in the film Ghost dropped into The Matrix, Astonishing."

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