Lawrence Block

"If you want to write fiction, the best thing you can do is take two aspirins, lie down in a dark room, and wait for the feeling to pass."

Lawrence Block is an internationally renowned bestselling author and the recipient of countless honors including a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, four Edgar Awards and a Cartier Diamond Dagger Award from the Crime Writers Association of the United Kingdom.

A prolific writer whose career spans over one hundred books and dozens of short stories and articles Lawrence attended Antioch College in Ohio. Leaving school before graduation, he moved to New York City, a setting that features prominently in most of his works. His earliest published writing appeared in the 1950s, frequently under pseudonyms, many of these novels are now considered classics of pulp fiction. His bestselling novel A Walk Among the Tombstones was made into a major motion picture starring Liam Neeson, a film The New York Times declared “intelligent pulp.”

When he isn't writing, Lawrence and his wife Lynne are frequent travelers having visited more than one hundred countries.

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