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Shirish V. Date was born in Pune, India, in 1964, moving to the United States three years later. He grew up in Waltham, Mass., Rochester, N.Y., and Anaheim, Calif., before graduating with a bachelor's in political science from Stanford University in 1985.

Date was editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily student newspaper, and has been a professional journalist ever since. He has covered criminal courts for the Middletown (N.Y.) Times-Herald Record, first Daytona Beach and then NASA for the Orlando Sentinel, and Florida state government for the Associated Press and the Palm Beach Post.

It was on that sabbatical that Date wrote his first novel, Final Orbit, a murder mystery set aboard NASA's space shuttle Columbia. His subsequent novels, Speed Week, Smokeout and Deep Water, are darkly comic thrillers that have been praised in the New York Times and the Washington Post and featured on NPR's "Fresh Air." All three were published by Putnam, which also published his fourth Florida satire, Black Sunshine. Date in 2004 published his first non-fiction work, Quiet Passion, a biography of former Florida senator and governor Bob Graham. It was released by Jeremy P. Tarcher which has also published his second biography, Jeb: America's Next Bush. Date is at work on his sixth novel, Foul Ball, a look at a Major League Baseball team owner's murderous craving for a new, half-billion dollar, retractable-domed, taxpayer-financed stadium, and is also starting a mystery series set aboard a sailboat in the Bahamas.

Date has won awards for his journalism, including a 2003 series exposing fraud and abuse in -- and prompting criminal investigations of -- Governor Jeb Bush's prized school voucher programs. His reporting in 2002 about the state House speaker's hiring of an unqualified aide -- a former waitress at the Tallahassee Hooters restaurant -- led to his becoming the first reporter in history to be banned from that chamber.

He lives in Tallahassee with his wife and two sons.

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S.V. Date Bibliography

Fiction

· Speed Week - 1999

· Smokeout - 2000

· Deep Water - 2001

· Black Sunshine - 2002

Non-Fiction

· Final Orbit - 1997

· Quiet Passion: A Biography of Senator Bob Graham - 2004

· Jeb: America’s Next Bush - 2007