Andrew Coburn

Author's Bio

Andrew Coburn, born in 1932 in Exeter, New Hampshire, has lived most of his adult life in the towns outside Boston that figure in his fiction. Following US military service that took him to Frankfurt, West Germany, he attended Suffolk University. He then joined the staff of the gritty Lawrence, Massachusetts Eagle-Tribune, launching a career as an award-winning crime reporter. Coburn has been translated into 14 languages and, in 1987, was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters for his service to both journalism and fiction. Three of his novels were made into French films and released in France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and Sweden. Inveterate Yankees fan despite his New England roots, and father of five, he lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife, Casey, a public relations executive who currently teaches creative writing at a women's jail.

Publications and Prizes

(Simon & Schuster, 1997)
, Company Secrets
(Dell, 1982)
, Goldilocks
(Scribner, 1985)
, Love Nest
(Macmillan, 1987)
, No Way Home
(Signet, 1995)
, Off Duty
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1980)
, On the Loose
(Leisure Books, 2006)
, Sweetheart
(Onyx, 1986)
, The Babysitter
(Pocket Books, 1980)
, The Trespassers
(Houghton Mifflin, 1974)
, Voices in the Dark
(Onyx, 1995)
, Widow's Walk
(Secker & Warburg, 1984)
Men from Boys
(William Morrow, 2005)
A Woolf in Vita's Clothing, Charley Judd, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Lilacs, Transatlantic Review
Prizes Won: 
Eugene Saxton Memorial fellowship for young American writers (1865), Nominated for the Edgar Award

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Boston, MA
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Last updated: Apr 25, 2013