SET THE PAGE FREE|
Lee contributes Chapter 1
Lee took part in Xerox's #SetThePageFree project in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y in NYC and Worldreader to tell the ultimate story of the modern workplace. Check out his original chapter "My Rules" HERE (above).
The Jack Reacher Series|
The Definitive Author’s Edition
LATEST NEWS! The true first edition of No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories now available at The Mysterious Bookshop. On sale now, a week prior to the release of No Middle Name from Lee's mainstream publishers, this is a true gem for collectors. Available in signed, numbered (100 copies bound in green leather, $150.00) or lettered (26 copies bound in black leather, $275.00) limitations. Info: No Middle Name, true first
The Mysterious Bookshop is also issuing beautiful limited editions of the Reacher novels. Each volume will include a new introduction by Lee, written exclusively for this edition, and all copies will be signed by Lee.
Nothing to Lose is currently available along with a few copies of earlier titles. They plan to publish a book approximately every two-three months.
The edition is limited to only 100 copies, numbered and signed by Lee. Bound in green marbled boards with a dark green leather spine. The price is $150. There also are 26 lettered copies, bound in black marbled boards and black leather spine, priced at $275. There are also a few "Out of Series" copies at $50. Info: The Mysterious Bookshop
Reacher Said Nothing|
Lee Child and the Making of Make Me
Andy Martin shadowed Lee Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make Reacher hit the page running. The result is an up-close-and-personal look into the world and ways of an expert storyteller’s creative process as he undertakes the writing of the much anticipated 20th Reacher novel, Make Me.
WARNING: Contains Make Me spoilers!!
Cool doings in the land of Reacher...
LEE AT YANKEE STADIUM|
Bronx, NY - Sept. 10, 2014
Premio RBA de Novela Negra|
Personal wins award
Lee Child has won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra Award for "Personal". The awards committee reviewed 244 manuscripts, mostly from Spain and Latin America, but also from the United States, Britain, Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand and France. Previous winners include Francisco González Ledesma, Andrea Camilleri, Philip Kerr, Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Arnaldur Indridason and Michael Connelly.
Presentation of the award took place at the headquarters of RBA in Barcelona. Lee was unable to attend, because of promotion commitments in the US, but a spokesperson expressed his gratitude in these words: "Thank you very much for this award. I am honored and delighted to accept it. And that’s all I can say in Spanish, so now I must continue in English. I am especially happy to be recognized here, because Spain has a special place in the Reacher story. I was on vacation here for a week, and when I got home to the UK I found I had lost my job. So I unpacked my suitcase and sat down to write my first Reacher book. So it’s true to say the initial energy in that book came from Spanish food, wine, and sunshine."
LEE AT RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION|
Fun in New Orleans, 2014
Lee and Charlaine Harris in conversation:
1. Getting started stories.
2. Did the movie affect book sales?
3. Book biz war story.
4. How many books a year?
5. What does Lee read in his off time?
6. Lee and Charlaine discuss books vs. movies.
7. Books vs. movies Part 2.
8. Stories about a famous typewriter and an international pencil.
The Lee Child and Jack Reacher Roast:
1. Int'l Jack Reacher look-alike, Duncan Munro, roasts Lee.
2. Alafair Burke has a pun-fest.
3. Kat Richardson asks the question on everyone's mind, Does Reacher Wear Underwear?
4. S.J. Rozan thinks Lee is a vampire.
5. Tess Gerritsen says Reacher needs to consider protection.
6. Webmaven Maggie offers up a story about working with Lee.
CWA Diamond Dagger|
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Crime Writers’ Association awarded Lee with the 2013 Diamond Dagger on July 15, 2013.
The Diamond Dagger is voted for by members of the CWA and celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction. Past winners include Frederick Forsyth, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Lawrence Block and Elmore Leonard.
Chair of the CWA Peter James said: “I am delighted that the CWA has chosen Lee Child as this year’s recipient. Lee is one of the few British crime thriller authors to have become a global brand name; he is also an extremely charming and open person and a tireless promoter of our genre.”
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