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Don WinslowDon Winslow (born 1953) has written twenty novels, including The Force, The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Winter of Frankie Machine and the highly acclaimed epics The Power of the Dog and The Cartel.

The son of a sailor and a librarian, Winslow grew up with a love of books and storytelling in a small coastal Rhode Island town. He left at age seventeen to study journalism at the University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in African Studies. While in college, he traveled to southern Africa, sparking a lifelong involvement with that continent.

Winslow's travels took him to California, Idaho and Montana before he moved to New York City to become a writer, making his living as a movie theater manager and later a private investigator in Times Square. He left to get a master's degree in Military History and intended to go into the Foreign Service but instead joined a friend's photographic safari firm in Kenya. He led trips there as well as hiking expeditions in southwestern China, and later directed Shakespeare productions during summers in Oxford, England.

While bouncing back and forth between Asia, Africa, Europe and America, Winslow wrote his first novel, A Cool Breeze On The Underground, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. With a wife and young son, Winslow went back to investigative work, mostly in California, where he and his family lived in hotels for almost three years as he worked cases and became a trial consultant. A film and publishing deal for his novel The Death and Life of Bobby Z allowed Winslow to be full-time writer and settle in his beloved California, the setting for many of his books. Branching into television and film, Winslow, with his friend Shane Salerno, wrote a television series, UC/Undercover, and the two collaborated on the screenplay of his novel, Savages.

Twentieth Century Fox has optioned The Force, The Cartel, and The Power of the Dog. Earlier books Savages and The Death and Life of Bobby Z were made into films, too.

Winslow is the recipient of the Raymond Chandler Award (Italy), the LA Times Book Prize, the Ian Fleming Silver Dagger (UK), The RBA Literary Prize (Spain) and many other prestigious awards.

He lives in California with his wife of thirty-one years.

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The Border
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The Force
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The Cartel
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The Cartel by Don Winslow

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Satori
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Savages
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Don Winslow Bibliography


Novels

  • Cool Breeze on the Underground - 1991
  • Trail to Buddha's Mirror - 1992
  • Way Down on the High Lonely - 1993
  • Long Walk Up the Water Slide - 1994
  • While Drowning in the Desert - 1996
  • Isle of Joy -
  • Death and LIfe of Bobby Z - 1997
  • California Fire and Life - 1999
  • Looking for a Hero -
  • Power of the Dog - 2006
  • Winter of Frankie Machine - 2006
  • Dawn Patrol - 2008
  • Savages - 2010
  • Gentlemen's Hour - 2009, 2011
  • Satori - 2011
  • Kings of Cool - 2012
  • Cartel - 2015
  • The Force - June 2017
  • The Border - February 2019

Don Winslow Awards

  • Raymond Chandler Award
  • LA Times Book Price
  • Ian Fleming Silver Dagger (UK)
  • RBA Literary Prize (Spain)

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