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Colin Harrison (born 1960 in New York City) is an American novelist and editor.

Harrison is the author of seven novels, Break and Enter (1990), Bodies Electric (1993), Manhattan Nocturne (1996), Afterburn (2000), The Havana Room (2004, The Finder (2008), and Risk (2009), which was first published as a fifteen-part serial in the New York Times magazine in 2008. Four of his books were selected as Notable Books by The New York Times Book Review. The Finder was a finalist for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2009 Dashiell Hammett Award. All are atmospheric novels of violence and suspense that explore the underside of city life, most particularly in New York. Although his novels invariably involve the money and power that is concentrated in Manhattan, his stories usually snake through the outer boroughs as well, in particular through Brooklyn, which has served as a setting for scenes in Bodies Electric (Park Slope and Sunset Park), Manhattan Nocturne (East New York), The Finder (Marine Park, Bensonhurst) and Risk (Canarsie).

His short nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Vogue, Salon, Worth, and other publications and anthologies. He lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, with his wife, the writer Kathryn Harrison. He was an editor at Harper's Magazine from 1989 until 2001 and in that time worked with such writers as David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Jane Smiley, Russell Banks, Michael Paternite, Lucy Grealy, Thom Jones, Scott Anderson, Sebastian Junger, Ken Kalfus, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Barbara Ehrenreich, Charles Bowden, Joy Williams, David Quammen, William Gass, Joe Conason, David Guterson, Bob Shacochis, Joyce Carol Oates, Lewis Lapham, and many others. Since 2001 he has been a senior editor at Scribner, where he edits both fiction and non-fiction. Among the many writers he has worked there with are Anthony Swofford, Ted Fishman, Kem Nunn, John Dalton, Mariane Pearl, Greg Iles, Bruce Weber, Craig Unger, Steven Johnson, Alexandra Horowitz, Rick Perlstein, Carol Sklenicka, Linda Fairstein, Robert Ferrigno, Daniel Okrent, Doug Stanton, S.G. Gwynne, and Chuck Hogan.

Harrison attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop (MFA, 1986), Haverford College (BA, 1982), and Westtown School (1978), a coeducational Quaker boarding school, where his father, Earl Harrison, was headmaster.
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Total Books: 122
You Belong to Me A Novel
2017 - You Belong to Me a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374299477
ISBN-10: 0374299471
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Degas to Picasso Creating Modernism in France
2017 - Degas to Picasso Creating Modernism in France (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781910807125
ISBN-10: 1910807125
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Samuel Palmer  the Poetical Landscape
2016 - Samuel Palmer the Poetical Landscape (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781854442673
ISBN-10: 1854442678
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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Great British Drawings
2015 - Great British Drawings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781854442963
ISBN-10: 1854442961
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs  Prehistoric Creatures
2011 - Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Creatures (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785828600
ISBN-10: 0785828605
Genres: Children's Books, Reference, Science & Math
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The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy
2010 - The Pre-raphaelites and Italy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781854442505
ISBN-10: 1854442503
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Risk
2010 - Risk [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781410424617
ISBN-10: 1410424618
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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American Culture in the 1990s
2010 - American Culture in the 1990s [Twentieth-Century American Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748622214
ISBN-10: 0748622217
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Risk
2009 - Risk (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312428938
ISBN-10: 0312428936
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5

The Finder
2009 - The Finder (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312428884
ISBN-10: 031242888X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

Break and Enter
2008 - Break and Enter (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312427603
ISBN-10: 0312427603
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

Manhattan Nocturne A Novel
2008 - Manhattan Nocturne a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780312427627
ISBN-10: 031242762X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Finder
2008 - The Finder (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780374299491
ISBN-10: 0374299498
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 9

Afterburn A Novel
2007 - Afterburn a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312426996
ISBN-10: 0312426992
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Havana Room A Novel
2007 - The Havana Room a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312427016
ISBN-10: 0312427018
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Substores
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Afterburn
2007 - Afterburn (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780965327312
ISBN-10: 0965327310
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Der Anwalt
2006 - Der Anwalt (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783453590212
ISBN-10: 345359021X
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Samuel Palmer
2006 - Samuel Palmer (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781854441010
ISBN-10: 1854441019
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Turner's Oxford
2006 - Turner's Oxford (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781854441386
ISBN-10: 1854441388
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The Havana Room
2006 - The Havana Room (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780747577423
ISBN-10: 0747577420
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Havana Room
2005 - Havana Room [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307344809
ISBN-10: 0307344800
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2002 - Smithsonian Handbooks Birds of the World [Smithsonian Handbooks] (Paperback)
2000 - Birds of the World [Dorling Kindersley Handbooks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Nests Eggs and Nestlings [Collins Field Guide] (Paperback)Hardcover