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Derek B. Miller is an American novelist and international policy specialist. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived abroad since 1996 in Israel, England, Hungary, Switzerland, and Norway. His interest in fiction began a few years after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College.

Miller's debut novel, Norwegian by Night, won the Crime Writers' Association's John Creasey "New Blood" Dagger, and was selected as a Book of the Year (2013) by The Economist, Financial Times and The Guardian among others.

He is also director of The Policy Lab and a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. He was educated in Geneva (Ph.D.), Oxford (Linacre College and St. Catz), Georgetown (MA) and Sarah Lawrence C...more


Average rating: 3.82 · 1,452 ratings · 343 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Norwegian by Night
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Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
" I am generally stingy with five stars and I am having a hard time justifying the fifth star for what appears to be a suspense or thriller novel. That's what the jacket flap makes it sound like but Norwegian by Night is somehow so much more that it... " Read more of this review »
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Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
" Norwegian By Night is the first novel by American-born author, Derek B. Miller. When 82-year-old American widower, Sheldon Horowitz goes to live with his granddaughter, Rhea and her Norwegian husband, Lars, in Olso, the last thing he expects is to... " Read more of this review »
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Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
" I must admit to having a slight crisis of confidence in writing this review, questioning whether I could do justice to just how marvellous this book is. From the first few pages, I was totally immersed in the life of Sheldon Horowitz, our curmudge... " Read more of this review »
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Our Dumb Century by The Onion
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“Only the educated stop to look for words - having enough to occasionally misplace them.”
Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night

“Everyone gets killed in the shower. Don't you go to the movies? Psycho. Dead in shower. The MExican in No country for Old Men. Dead in shower. Michelle Pfeiffer in What Lies Beneath. Almost dead in shower, or in the bath, anyway. But she did that thing with her toe and got out OD. Still the shower, though...Glen Close in Fatal Attraction. Dead in shower. John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Very dead in shower. But never closets. I can't think of anyone shot in a closet. This is why I hide in closets.”
Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night

“There's also a possibility that the landlord is in there right now, wearing women's undergarments. Or a drug addict is inside stealing jewelry.Or a boatload of recent Chinese immigrants without a television watching Russia play Finland in hockey and placing bets over beer.

You have no idea what's behind that door. You can't just pick the options within your field of vision. Reality comes from everywhere. At best, you can narrow down the likelihoods. But in the end, it's not a matter of deduction. It's a matter of fact. One bullet will kill you if you're stupid or unlucky. So at least don't be stupid”
Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night

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