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The Official Harlan Coben Web Site. Fred Vargas Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Vargas. Fred Vargas Fred Vargas, 2009 Fred Vargas, de son vrai nom Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau, née le 7 juin 1957 à Paris, est une écrivaine[1] et archéozoologue médiéviste[2] française. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Années de formation[modifier | modifier le code] Fred Vargas est la fille de l'écrivain Philippe Audoin et d'une ingénieure chimiste. Elle a travaillé comme chercheuse au CNRS. Carrière littéraire[modifier | modifier le code] Depuis, elle a publié une douzaine de romans, nouvelles et deux bandes dessinées en collaboration avec Edmond Baudoin. Elle a fait de son frère Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau le personnage d'un de ses romans[4]. Depuis que le Figaro publie la liste des dix romanciers ayant le plus vendu (toutes éditions confondues) sur une année, Fred Vargas fait régulièrement partie du classement[5]. Engagement[modifier | modifier le code] Le travail d'enquête de Vargas a duré sept ans[3].

Patricia Cornwell Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cornwell. Patricia Cornwell Patricia Cornwell à Paris en 2011 Patricia D. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Patricia Daniels est une descendante de Harriet Beecher Stowe, auteur de La Case de l'oncle Tom. Elle poursuit toutefois sa carrière de journaliste (dans le journal The Charlotte Observer (en)), se spécialisant dans les faits divers criminels et les armes à feu, pour lesquels elle développe un penchant qui lui restera toujours[1]. Dès lors, Patricia Cornwell s'attache à faire vivre de nombreuses aventures à son héroïne mais écrit également une autre série en parallèle mettant en scène Judy Hammer et Andy Brazil. Mais, tout en connaissant un fort succès, elle est dépressive et se fait aider par le médicament Prozac tout en buvant énormément. En 2004 ou 2005[3], elle épouse Staci Gruber, une neurologue réputée de Harvard. Œuvres[modifier | modifier le code] Autres[modifier | modifier le code]

John Grisham John le Carré Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. John le Carré, né David John Moore Cornwell, est un romancier britannique, né le 19 octobre 1931 à Poole (Royaume-Uni). Durant les années 1950 et 1960, Cornwell a travaillé pour le MI-5 et le MI6 et a commencé à écrire des romans sous le pseudonyme de « John Le Carré ». Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] John le Carré dit qu'il n'a pas connu sa mère, qui l'a abandonné quand il avait cinq ans, jusqu'à leur re-connaissance quand il eut 21 ans. Le Carré a étudié à l'université de Berne en Suisse de 1948 à 1949 et à l'université d'Oxford au Royaume-Uni, puis enseigna quelque temps au collège d'Eton avant de rejoindre le Foreign Office pendant cinq ans[2]. En 2008, il reçoit le titre de docteur honoris causa de l'université de Berne[3]. Il vit actuellement en Cornouailles. Positions politiques[modifier | modifier le code] En 2006, il a contribué avec un article à un volume d'essais politiques intitulé Pas une mort de plus. Roman d'espionnage

Ferran Torrent Ferran Torrent i Llorca (Sedaví, l'Horta, 31 de maig de 1951) és un escriptor i periodista valencià, essent un dels més prolífics en català gràcies a l'alta xifra de vendes. Des dels seus inicis ha sigut conscient de les dificultats culturals i lingüístiques del País Valencià, però, en certa manera, el seu èxit representa la culminació de la normalització lingüística als territoris de parla catalana. Un dels trets més característic dels seus escrits és que fa ús de les variants valencianes. Educat en un col·legi de jesuïtes, va començar la carrera de Dret però la va deixar. Aquesta cita és una bona mostra del seu caràcter i manera d'enfrontar la vida: Trajectòria literària[modifica | modifica el codi] Començà amb una novel·la, La gola del llop (1983), escrita en col·laboració amb Josep Lluís Seguí i signada sota el pseudònim Pere Lavaca. Assolí l'èxit de públic amb la sèrie de novel·la negra protagonitzada pel periodista i exboxejador Hèctor Barrera i el detectiu Butxana.

Tom Sharpe Born in 1928 in Croydon, Sharpe was an alumnus of Pembroke College, Cambridge, before moving to South Africa for a decade then being deported for sedition for speaking out against apartheid. He returned to England to lecture before spending time between the UK and Spain, writing a series of novels. He died in 2013 from complications of diabetes. Life[edit] Sharpe was educated at Bloxham School followed by Lancing College and then did National Service in the Royal Marines, before going to Pembroke College, Cambridge where he studied history and social anthropology.[3] Sharpe moved to South Africa in 1951,[8] where he worked as a social worker and a teacher,[8][9] before being deported for sedition in 1961.[8][10] His time in South Africa inspired the novels Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure,[8] in which he mocks the apartheid regime. Sharpe died on 6 June 2013 in Llafranc, in Costa Brava, from complications of diabetes. Adaptations[edit] Critical response[edit] Leonard R.

Carl Sagan Carl Edward Sagan (/ˈseɪɡən/; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. His contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of Venus. However, he is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages that were sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. Sagan always advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). §Early life[edit] My parents were not scientists.

Stephen King Dashiell Hammett §Early life[edit] Hammett was born on a farm called Hopewell and Aim in St. Mary's County, in southern Maryland.[4] His parents were Richard Thomas Hammett and Anne Bond Dashiell. His mother belonged to an old Maryland family whose name was Anglicized from the French De Chiel. Hammett was baptized a Catholic[5] and grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Hammett enlisted in the Army in 1918 and served in the Motor Ambulance Corps. §Marriage and family[edit] Hammett and Dolan had two daughters, Mary Jane (born 15 October 1921) and Josephine (born in 1926).[7] Shortly after the birth of their second child, Health Services nurses informed Dolan that due to Hammett's TB, she and the children should not live with him full-time. §Career and personal life[edit] Hammett became an alcoholic before working in advertising and, eventually, writing. Hammett was the ace performer... From 1929 to 1930 Dashiell was romantically involved with Nell Martin, an author of short stories and several novels.

Denis MacEoin Denis M. MacEoin (born 1949, Belfast, Northern Ireland) was a "Senior Editor" from 2009–2010 at Middle East Quarterly, a publication of the conservative American think tank Middle East Forum. MacEoin is also a Fellow at Middle East Forum. A former lecturer in Islamic studies, his academic specialisations are Shi'ism, Shaykhism, Bábism, and the Bahá'í Faith, on all of which he has written extensively. MacEoin is also a novelist, writing under the pen names Daniel Easterman and Jonathan Aycliffe.[1] MacEoin and his wife Beth, a homoeopath and health writer,[2] have been married since 1975 and live in Newcastle upon Tyne. Background and education[edit] MacEoin studied English Language and Literature at the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and Persian, Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Publications[edit] Academic[edit] The Sources for Early Bābī Doctrine and History. Controversy over "The Hijacking of British Islam"[edit] Allegations of forgery[edit] Novels[edit]

Edith Pargeter Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. Personal[edit] Pargeter was born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England). During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service (the "Wrens")—and reached the rank of petty officer by 1 January 1944 when she was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours.[2] In 1947 Pargeter visited Czechoslovakia and became fascinated by the Czech language and culture. She devoted the rest of her life to writing, both nonfiction and well-researched fiction. She died at her home in Madeley, Shropshire in 1995 at the age of 82. Recognition[edit] Bibliography[edit] As Edith Pargeter[edit] Other[edit]

Henning Mankell Life and career[edit] After living in Zambia and other African countries, Mankell was invited to become the artistic director of Teatro Avenida in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. He now spends at least half the year in Maputo working with the theatre and writing. Recently he built up his own publishing house (Leopard Förlag) in order to support young talents from Africa and Sweden. He is married to Eva Bergman, daughter of Ingmar Bergman. Mankell was set to work on a screenplay for Sveriges Television about his father-in-law, the famous movie and theatre director Ingmar Bergman, during 2010, on a series produced in four one-hour episodes. In January 2014 Mankell told in public that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Political views[edit] "We refuse to understand how big meaning Islamic culture has had in Europe's history. Henning Mankell, Dagbladet, 30 August 2007 (talking about his play Lampedusa which tells about a Muslim lesbian immigrant in Sweden)[8] Gaza flotilla[edit] Others[edit]

Jean-Christophe Grangé Jean-Christophe Grangé (born 15 July 1961) is a French mystery writer, journalist, and screenwriter. Grangé was born in Paris. He was a journalist before setting up his own press agency L & G. Bibliography[edit] External links[edit]

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