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Chris Pavone

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CHRIS PAVONE is author of three national-bestselling thrillers: THE EXPATS, which won both the Edgar and Anthony awards, was translated into 20 languages, and is being developed by CBS Films; THE ACCIDENT, another New York Times bestseller; and most recently THE TRAVELERS, an IndieNext bestseller that has been optioned by DreamWorks. Chris grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell University, and held editorial positions in publishing for nearly two decades; he also wrote a (mostly blank) book about wine, and ghost-wrote a couple of books. Then his wife got a job in Luxembourg, and the family moved abroad, where Chris raised their twin boys and started writing fiction. They now live again in New York City and on the North Fork of Long Isl ...more

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Chris Pavone For my first novel, The Expats, my primary research was that I gave up my career, moved abroad, became a stay-at-home parent to little kids, and trave…moreFor my first novel, The Expats, my primary research was that I gave up my career, moved abroad, became a stay-at-home parent to little kids, and traveled around Europe regularly. For The Accident, the research was that I’d spent two decades working in the book-publishing business. So I guess the bulk of my research has been living my life. I also do a bit of factual background—reading CIA memoirs, or books about cyber-crime, for example—but the truth is that very little of this research ends up in my novels. (less)
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“It was impossible to understand how brief it is. It seemed like youth would last so long; it would last forever. But it's just a blink.”
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“The best hiding spots are not the most hidden; they're merely the least searched.”
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“And everyone's in the same situation, basically: we're all finding our separate ways, together.”
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