VJ Books Presents Author Dan Fesperman!
Dan Fesperman was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1955. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. He started writing short stories while in college. After graduating, he became a journalist. He has worked for the Fayetteville Times, the Durham Morning Herald, the Charlotte News, Miami Herald, The Sun, and The Evening Sun of Baltimore. He has covered 30 different countries and 3 different wars.
Fesperman's first novel, Lie in the Dark, was published in 1999, and won the The John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first novel. His novels are often inspired by his life as a foreign correspondent. He has now written almost a dozen novels, and won multiple literary awards.
Fesperman currently lives in Baltimore with his wife Liz Bowie, also a journalist. They have two adult children.
Dan Fesperman Bibliography
- Lie in the Dark - 1998
- A Small Boat of Great Sorrows - 2003
- The Warlord's Son - 2004
- The Prisoner of Guantanamo - 2006
- The Amateur Spy - 2008
- The Arms Maker of Berlin - 2009
- Layover in Dubai - 2010
- The Double Game - 2012
- Unmanned - 2014
- Letter Writer - 2016
- Safe Houses - July 2018
- The Cover Wife - July 2021
Dan Fesperman Awards
1999 The John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first novel
- 2003 The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller
- 2006 The Hammett Prize
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