Lee Child is the international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel. "Jack Reacher", the film based on the 9th novel, One Shot, stars Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, Jai Courtney, and David Oyelowo and debuted in December 2012.
Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England. His birth name is Jim Grant and Lee Child became his pen name. He spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham and he went to law school in Sheffield, England. After working in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for an eighteen-year long career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age. He was fired at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book - Killing Floor.
He lives in New York City and the south of France with his wife and daughter.
Lee Child will be in conversation with Stephen Rubin at the Milford Theater on Saturday September 16th at 2.45pm - 4pm. And at 4:30pm to 5:45pm there will be a Plenary Panel featuring all six main stage writers.
The Main Stage events are organized by Robert Levine and Suzanne Braun Levine