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Allen Zadoff

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Allen Zadoff is the author of the new thriller series, The Unknown Assassin which earned starred reviews and is being developed as a feature film by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment. His YA novel, Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have won the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and was a YALSA selection for Most Popular Paperbacks of 2012. His second novel was My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies, the story of a techie hiding from life after a family tragedy. His third novel Since You Left Me is set in Los Angeles and tells the story of a religious school student who doesn't believe. He also wrote the memoir for adults, Hungry:Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin.

Allen is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard Univ
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Picture Q: What was your inspiration for writing The Unknown Assassin Series?

A: The Unknown Assassin did not come to me as a story, but as a character. In this case, the character was a sixteen-year-old boy. He told me he had no name and that he traveled from place to place, assuming a new identity on every mission.  He said his job was to befriend the children of high-value targets so he could get c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 20, 2015 07:08
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Boy Nobody (The Unknown Ass...

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Where to begin? This has got to be my favorite assassin book based in modern times. The author did an amazing job at creating the male lead. I won't reveal his real name in this review since you don't find it out un..." Read more of this review »
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"Wow. That is all I can say. I never read thrillers, I'm not too fond of them, but when I saw this my interest was piqued and I decided to try it out. I am so glad I did. Boy Nobody was fast-paced, exhilarating and suspenseful and I couldn't recomm..." Read more of this review »
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I'm very excited to share the finale of The Unknown Assassin/Boy Nobody trilogy with you. It's coming June 9, 2015 in the US. Let me know what you think!
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