Best-Selling Mystery Novelist Harlan Coben to Speak at FDU As Part of The Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture Series

The Gene Barnett Literary Society of Fairleigh Dickinson University will feature the celebrated, best-selling novelist Harlan Coben on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. in FDU’s Wilson Auditorium.

With 50 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben's last four consecutive novels, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost and Hold Tight all debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and other lists from around the world. His books are published in 40 languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

Winner of the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards - the first author to win all three –Harlan Coben’s critically-acclaimed novels have been called “ingenious” (New York Times), “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Harlan's novel Tell No One has been turned into the commercial and critical smash hit French film of the same name, starring Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie was the top box office foreign-language film of the year in USA, won the Lumiere (French Golden Globe) for best picture and was nominated for nine Cesars (French Oscar) and won four, including best actor, best director and best music.

Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College a political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.

Mr. Coben’s lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in FDU’s Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Hackensack NJ. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.  The evening is open to the general public with tickets at $10 per person. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 p.m. on the night of the lecture.

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