VJ Books Presents Author Michael Koryta!
Michael Koryta was born in 1982 in Bloomington, Indiana. As a child he loved to read, and to write letters to his favorite authors. By the time he was 16, he had already decided he wanted to write crime novels. He interned for a private investigator while in high school, and went on to study Criminal Justice at Indiana University. He wrote and published his first two novels while he was still in college, and his debut novel, Tonight I Said Goodbye won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Novel award.
Koryta has also worked as a reporter and as a teacher at the Indiana University School of Journalism. He is the author of the Marcus Novak series, the Lincoln Perry series, and a number of stand-alone novels. He has also written several screenplays, and indeed, many of his own books have been optioned for film or television.
When not writing, Koryta enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and pursuing "the
never-ending quest for the world's best micro-brew." He currently divides his time between Bloomington, Indiana and St. Petersburg, Florida, and lives with his wife and their dog and cats.
Michael Koryta Bibliography
Lincoln Perry Series
Tonight I Said Goodbye - 2004
- Sorrow's Anthem - 2006
- A Welcome Grave - 2007
- The Silent Hour - 2009
- The Prophet - 2012
Marcus Novak Series
- Last Words - 2015
- Rise the Dark - 2016
- Envy the Night - 2008
- So Cold the River - 2010
- The Cypress House - 2011
- The Ridge - 2011
- Those Who Wish Me Dead - 2014
- How It Happened - May 2018
- If She Wakes - May 2019
- Where They Wait (As Scott Carson) - 2021
Short Stories and Collections
- When a Stranger Comes to Town - April 2021 (editor and contributor)
Michael Koryta Awards
- Envy the Night - 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize
- The Ridge - 2012 International Thrillers Award for Best Hard Cover
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