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Peter Swanson

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Peter Swanson is the author of four novels: The Girl With a Clock For a Heart, an LA Times Book Award finalist; The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; and his most recent, All the Beautiful Lies. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.

A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and cat.

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Peter Swanson Yes. The Kind Worth Killing is currently under option by a production company in Hollywood. A script has been written (I've read it and like it), and…moreYes. The Kind Worth Killing is currently under option by a production company in Hollywood. A script has been written (I've read it and like it), and a director--Agnieszka Holland--has been hired. No casting announcements yet but we'll see. Fingers crossed.
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Peter Swanson My next book is written, and is called ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES. There is not exact release date yet, but it will come out in either the winter or…moreMy next book is written, and is called ALL THE BEAUTIFUL LIES. There is not exact release date yet, but it will come out in either the winter or spring of 2018.(less)
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“Everyone has a full life, even if it ends soon. All lives are complete experiences.”
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“any life at all is probably more than any of us deserves.”
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message 1: by Judy (last edited Sep 05, 2015 12:19PM)

Judy Odom saw that your book The Kind Worth Killing was picked as one of Richard and Judy's book club.

Congratulations!! I am so excited to see that and I just know people will love that book and The Girl with a Clock for a hear.

I live in Canada but I follow that book club!!!

I tell everyone about your books !!


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